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common game Tuesday 8th board 15
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West
5
KJ92
K103
AKJ84
North
K103
A53
AJ7654
3
East
AJ7642
74
8
Q1072
South
Q98
Q1086
Q92
965
W
N
E
S
P
1
1
1
2
2
3
3
P
P
P
D
3 East
NS: 0 EW: 0

 

As usual, please dont rush to post an answer here till others have had a chance to review. And please dont go to page two till you've considered the answer to the problem on page one.

The second best strain was reached. West thought it worth an overbid to get his extras and shape ac ross; the seed fell on stony ground.

What would you say declarer's chances are like on best defense? When  you have considered that, imagine that the full hand is as shown in the deal on page two.

West
5
KJ92
K103
AKJ84
North
KJ3
A53
AJ7654
3
East
A98764
74
8
Q1072
South
Q102
Q1086
Q92
965
W
N
E
S
P
1
1
1
2
2
3
3
P
P
P
D
3 East
NS: 0 EW: 0

The spade spots have morphed here.

Can you see how the odds have shifted in the defense's favor and how North should defend?

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