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Common Game 2019-02-02 Board 6
West
J9
AQ2
AQ64
KJ93
North
Q52
J5
J2
A76542
East
A876
K984
K75
Q10
South
K1043
10763
10983
8
D
6
West
North
East
South
1
P
2
P
2NT
P
3NT
P
P
P

Analysis by Craig Hemphill

17 HCP might be nice, and one might dream of slam after partner opens the bidding, but let's get real -- you need partner to have about 16+ HCP if holding a balanced hand, and the 2NT rebid says 12-14. There ain't no slam, folks.

Nothing breaks, either. On a spade lead, you would normally hold up once or twice, to sever the defensive communications. However, If South leads a spade and on the 9 North plays the queen, the spade spots are good for another stopper, so you need not hold up at all! Win and lead clubs.

Making four.

The Rule of Seven and other considerations regarding holdup plays do not apply if the spots in the suit will create another stopper by force of rank.

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