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Blind Faith
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East
AJ106
QJ106
KJ5
98

Look at all those intermediates, you open 1.

West
K97
A8
AQ62
AQJ5
W
N
E
S
1
P
?

No fear, just ask for aces.

Partner shows 2 key cards.

Ask for kings (5N) . You've got to give partner a chance to bid 7 if she/he wants to.

Pass. What??? Wrong page. Oh well. Maybe you have a lot of finesses to take...

Your lead.

North
Q32
K95
98
K6432
W
N
E
S
1
P
4NT
P
5
P
5NT
P
P
P

Maybe something you do helps declarer or maybe you can strike gold...

They lead a club.

West
K97
A8
AQ62
AQJ5
East
AJ106
QJ106
KJ5
98
W
N
E
S
1
P
4NT
P
5
P
5NT
P
P
P

They just gave you a tempo, but still now what?

You're only in 5N, so you run the 9.

 

It holds!! Where was partner with the faith - passing 5N? Probably not the best play. But you can finesse rho for the Q now. Your whole day was "A little bit of this and a little bit of that".

West
K97
A8
AQ62
AQJ5
North
Q32
K95
98
K6432
East
AJ106
QJ106
KJ5
98
South
854
7432
10743
107
W
N
E
S
1
P
4NT
P
5
P
5NT
P
P
P
D
5NT West
NS: 0 EW: 0

After you finish getting spades right,  12/13 tricks are easy.

490 was good for 6 out of 8 mtchpts.

Even though you were outranked, you finish well above the field.

Keep the faith. 

 

 

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