New Cana­dian Bridge

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De­clarer in­serted the jack to con­tinue with the ten of di­a­monds for the king, ace and nine. Dummy was re-en­tered with the king of clubs on which East dis­carded the deuce of di­a­monds. South played a diamond to the queen drop­ping the jack and ran the suit, pitch­ing two hearts and a spade from the ta­ble. West parted with a spade and a heart but what could he throw on the last one? He elected to dis­card a heart honor but de­clarer con­tin­ued with the ace of hearts pro­mot­ing the jack and ten to master! Thir­teen tricks were home, N-S +720. If West pitches a spade, the play of the club ace fol­lowed by the ace, king and jack of spades will squeeze him in hearts and clubs. South will fol­low with ace and a fourth club if he lets go of a club, squeez­ing him in the ma­jors.

East should not cover the ten of di­a­monds or dis­card one on the king of clubs. South may well go wrong in di­a­monds to record only ten tricks.

North's two heart re­bid func­tioned as Fourth Suit Forc­ing (to game) but said noth­ing about his heart hold­ing. It was his in­ten­tion to raise clubs but he quit when South leaped to the nine-trick game.

Ques­tions on bridge can be sent with a stamped, self-ad­dressed en­ve­lope to The New Cana­dian Bridge c/o Torstar Syn­di­ca­tion Ser­vices, One Yonge St., Toronto, M5E 1E6.

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