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The Midplay
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West
KJ752
KQ83
763
5
North
109
764
Q1084
9872
East
4
A
AK92
AKQ10643
South
AQ863
J10952
J5
J
W
N
E
S
1
X
1NT
P
4
P
4
P
6
?
D
 

 

Here was an interesting hand. EW plays precision, double was alerted both majors, at least 5-5, and for the rest of the bidding, I have no idea. I forgot to add three more passes after 6C, so the final contract is 6C.

 

The play serves to be rather interesting. S lead the HJ. Declarer won in hand, played 4 rounds of clubs, and lead a spade. S won with the A, and was "mid played." He had to lead back a spade or a heart, letting declarer pitch his diamonds.

 

I know that technically, this was just a Morten Fork Coup....

 

Interestingly, the defense can set it. Can you see it? Go to next page if you want to see the answer.

West
KJ752
KQ83
763
5
North
109
764
Q1084
9872
East
4
A
AK92
AKQ10643
South
AQ863
J10952
J5
J
W
N
E
S
1
X
1NT
P
4
P
4
P
6
?
D

If South leads the SA, he can avoid getting midplayed. E lacks the transportation to dummy the pitch the diamonds.

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