Daily Bridge Club
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“My husband and I go over the deals we play,” a club player told me. “When I do something wrong, we ‘discuss’ it, and it’s like hearing”
My friend was East. West’s two clubs conventionally showed length in both majors. North’s three hearts was a “splinter,” showing a club fit and heart shortness. Against six clubs, West led the king of hearts. FINESSE “I played the ten,” East said, “and my husband led another heart. Declarer ruffed in dummy, drew trumps and took the top diamonds. When West discarded, South shrugged and led a spade to his queen. Making six.”
East missed a good defense: She must overtake West’s king of hearts and lead a spade.
South could finesse but will take the ace and rely on dummy’s diamonds. If they broke 4-2, South could set up the long diamond for a spade discard. As it is, he fails. East’s defense removes one of his options.
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