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Nei­ther vul­ner­a­ble. West deals. WEST ♠ Void ♥ AQJ82 ♦ KJ8653 ♣ K 10 NORTH ♠ A K Q J 10 5 2 ♥ 10 9 ♦ A2 ♣ Q5 SOUTH ♠ 9876 ♥ 74 ♦ Q 10 4 ♣ AJ83 The bid­ding: WEST NORTH EAST SOUTH 1 ♦ Dbl Pass 1 ♠ 2 ♥ 2 ♠ 3 ♥ 3 ♠ 4 ♥ 4 ♠ Pass Pass Pass EAST ♠ 43 ♥ K653 ♦ 97 ♣ 97642

Open­ing lead: Ace of ♥

When last did you see dummy put down 150 hon­ours in the trump suit and have a side-suit ace as well? It hap­pened in the semi­fi­nal of the von Zedtwitz Life Masters Pairs at the re­cent ACBL Sum­mer North Amer­i­can Cham­pi­onships in Philadel­phia.

Sit­ting North on this deal was Mark Itabashi from Mur­ri­eta, Calif. He ♠ -♥ -♦ Q4 ♣ AJ ♠ -♥ 5 ♦ 7 ♣ 97

Now dummy’s two of trumps is cashed, de­clarer part­ing with his low di­a­mond and West is ru­ined. At the ta­ble he parted with the 8 of di­a­monds, and he was tucked in with the king to lead away from the king of clubs into de­clarer’s com­bined club te­nace.

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