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Common Game 2018-04-24 Board 8
West
J2
1082
53
KQ7654
North
8
QJ653
AK97
A83
East
A65
AK
Q1086
J1092
South
KQ109743
974
J42
D
8
West
North
East
South
P
1
P
1
P
2
P
3
P
4
P
P
P

Analysis by Fred Ferguson

Here is potentially another sad deal ... South has a 7 loser hand and not vulnerable, white vs. white South in opening seat would surely open this hand 3 and might open 4. Knowing partner has a full opening hand between say 13-17 high card points and 7 losers , I think with 7 losers himself South should have bid 4, but in the auction here North saves the bacon.

Bidding* North with 14 hcp and 5-hearts opens the bidding 1. South with 6 hcp and a really good 7-card spade suit KQ109743 responds 1. North rebids 2 ... lets stop and talk about North's hand, in the auction North's hand is only limited by the fact that North did not take any action to show an 18-19 hcp and North did not rebid hearts to show a minimum hand, and thus, North must have between something like 13 to 17 hcp which surely warrants a 7 loser hand. In the auction here South jumps to 3 and North with a singleton spade could easily pass, but with good honors in other suits bids 4.

Play* Not much to the play of this deal regardless of the lead declarer can either pitch a heart on the A and ruff out hearts or pitch a diamond on the A and lead up to the hearts in dummy, either way E/W are entitled to win the A and the AK.

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