BRIDGE

John Comyn

Sunday Independent (Ireland) - - Puzzles -

IF you played in the IBU Sim pairs last Tues­day, you will re­mem­ber the hand I have used this week. It is board 19 and the slam is played by North if it is to make as S has no chance.

Now while I have all the re­spect in the world for Enda Glynn, who set the hand, I think he ex­pected too much from de­clarer. Ex­pect­ing your nor­mal club player to see a squeeze play and a duck­ing ma­noeu­vre in Clubs is a bit over the top.

Af­ter the in­ter-pro cham­pi­onships this week­end we move to Kilkenny for their very pop­u­lar congress which moves back to the Springhill Ho­tel af­ter sev­eral years else­where.

There’s the usual pro­gramme of mixed pairs be­gin­ning on November 23 with pairs then on Satur­day at 1.30pm and teams on the last day at 11am. If you are in­ter­ested, send en­tries to mar­ion. kil­bride@gmail.com or Mary Fawsitt at 087-2474900 or Gretta Kelly at 056-7752040.

So now to that slam.

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