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Common Game 2019-02-12 Board 6
West
J3
K102
KQJ2
8764
North
K10987
Q75
10
KQ102
East
A652
A63
98
AJ93
South
Q4
J984
A76543
5
D
6
West
North
East
South
1
2
2NT
P
P
P

Analysis by Fred Ferguson

Here is another minor suit auction, maybe a theme this week.

Biding: In the auction here, East deals and opens the bidding 1 and South makes a weak jump overcall of 2. West with 10 high card points and KQJ2 might consider passing and letting opener reopen the bidding with a double which West would convert to a penalty double. But with favorable vulnerability red vs. white, West tries for game bidding 2NT which shows 10-11 hcp and a diamond stopper. East has fully bid his 13 hcp and passes.

Play: In the play here North dutifully leads his 10 which gives declarer (West) two opportunities to finesse the A before losing control of the spade suit, making 2. On the lead of the 10, however, spades get spilt wide open from the start and West cannot make 2NT before spades get set up for, down 1.

Bridge Winners can see the bidding footnotes and the trick-by-trick play on: http://thecommongame.com

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