The timing's the thing



1.    OKB     IMP Tournament     Board 6  


S- AJ74
H- 6
D- KJ5432
C- A2

 

S- 9
H- AKJ92
D- AQ87
C- 1096

 
I was sitting West, and I decided to lead the C-3 to a contract of 6D-. East - West were silent throughout.

Declarer played this slam in under 3 minutes! When the smoke cleared, declarer was 1 down!!

I will give you a clue: Trumps break 3-0, but normal distribution in all other suits.

What is your plan?

(Solution follows further down)

 



2.    OKB     MP's     Week 39     Board 285  


S- AK92
H- A10943
D- 109
C- 74

 

S- J1086543
H- 5
D- AQ3
C- A9

 

(Solution follows further down)

Solution to Hand 1

Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
S- AJ74
H- 6
D- KJ5432
C- A2
 
S- 653
H- 854
D- 1096
C- J743
S- KQ1082        
H- Q1073
D- - -
C- KQ85
  S- 9
H- AKJ92
D- AQ87
C- 1096
 

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  1. If you won the club ace, and started with a spade to the ace, and ruffing a spade, then you are on your way to making SEVEN. You get 10 out of 10;

  2. If you played on hearts with the intention of establishing the 5th heart for your twelfth trick, you get 8 out of 10;

  3. Of course, if you intended drawing all the trumps first, you must humbly accept 0 out of 10. Furthermore, I would recommend that you download Mount Sunflower Solitaire from the "Downloads" page in this website, and wish you well in your new venture.

Solution to Hand 2

Dlr: West
Vul: All
S- AK92
H- A10943
D- 109
C- 74
 
S- - -
H- 862
D- KJ62
C- KQJ1083
S- Q7              
H- KQJ7
D- 8754
C- 652
  S- J1086543
H- 5
D- AQ3
C- A9
 

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Plan before you play a card.   Get the timing right!

 

 

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