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Some Interesting Observations About a Hand
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The top seeds in our club played this hand.

South
9842
AQ9
AQ9
J84
W
N
E
S
1
P
1
P
2
P
P
P

Do you open 1 or 1?

Do you rebid 1N or 2 or 1?

At the table E was on lead against 2.

North
AK6
J1084
1085
763
South
9842
AQ9
AQ9
J84
W
N
E
S
1
P
1
P
2
P
P
P

East cashed the top 3 clubs, shrugged and played a 4th.

West followed and played a spade on the 4th club.

So now you're getting a ruff/sluff.

You can't just do anything though.

You were going down and now you may be still going down or making.

It is so intuitive to ruff with the 9 and pitch a spade or diamond.

That is what the declarer did and went down.

You must ruff with the A or Q, or pitch a diamond and not a spade from either hand.

West
QJ1053
65
J74
1095
North
AK6
J1084
1085
763
East
7
K732
K632
AKQ2
South
9842
AQ9
AQ9
J84
W
N
E
S
1
P
1
P
1NT
P
P
P
D
1NT South
NS: 0 EW: 0

If you're playing in NT, you have to be careful what you discard on the 4th club.

2 is supposed to be down 1.

1!n makes 2, if you play it well.

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