Bridge Competition 2

For the first problem, the solution, and the winners, click here.

Some of you have said that the problem was much too easy. Well then, try this one for size - You are in a grand slam in spades, doubled and redoubled (!!) and West dutifully led the highest in partner's overcall suit - the queen of hearts.   Make it.







    WEST
7 2
Q 9 7
7 6 5 4 2
K Q 4
  NORTH
- - -
A J 8 6
A K Q J
A J 10 7 2

 

  SOUTH
A K Q J 10 9
10
10 9 8 3
8 5





    EAST
8 6 5 4 3
K 5 4 3 2
- - -
9 6 3





The best solution received was from
Shafik   Ismail, now resident in the USA

Here is his solution :

  1. Go up with the AH.

  2. Play the JH and ruff if KH is played. If not covered, hooray!!, discard the club loser.

  3. Play out all the trumps from your hand (5 cards and discard all the diamonds from dummy). West is forced to discard diamonds after the 2 spades and a club has been played.

    Now West's hand looks like this : S: - H: 9 D: 7 6 5 C: K Q
    Your hand : S: - H: - D: 10 9 8 3 C: 8 3
    Dummy : S: - H: 8 6 D: - C: A J 10 7
    EAST : Irrelevant

  4. Play 3 diamonds from your hand :-

    The position is :





        WEST
    - - -
    9
    - - -
    K Q
      NORTH
    - - -
    8
    - - -
    A J

     

      SOUTH
    - - -
    - - -
    3
    8 5





        EAST

    IMMATERIAL


    Now play the last diamond,
    WEST is SQUEZZZZZEEEED
    to death !!

Well Done, SHAF!!




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