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slipstream or backwash? common Game 27
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West
43
1085
AKQJ6
KJ6
North
AKJ5
Q976
105
954
East
Q10876
J
832
8732
South
92
AK432
974
AQ10
W
N
E
S
P
P
1
2
3
P
3
P
P
P
D
3 South
NS: 0 EW: 0

Common game rotated 180 degrees.

After my partner made a cuebid raise facing a third in hand opener NV I would have passed had 3 been doubled but when East passed I wimped out in 3 and justified my caution by only making 140.

That was fine given that it was our last deal and i thought we were winning. but after the defense of AK (East suggesting not a club shift) and a trump to the 6 J K, it felt to me like the Q might be onside.

I didn't maximize my chances. I followed a simple line of Q A A ruff.

When West discarded I led Q and West won to play a diamond, leaving me with a cliub to lose.

before i show the winning line on page two, you may care to see if you can find it.

Win the K and play AK and ruff a spade high, starting the backwash.

West pitches a diamond and you draw two rounds of trumps via the finesse (yes if East has false-carded from J10 he owns you).

Now you ruff the spade back to hand and complete the pressure on West. If he pitches a diamond you endplay him in diamonds to lead clubs. if he pitches a club you can set up the long club.

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