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Two Eliminations in a Single Session

The eliminations are not so rare, we can find one in almost every month. But two times in one session? Let's see, how it happened:

 

West
A4
Q105
QJ1085
Q43
North
10873
A62
63
K1096
East
92
J8743
K94
AJ7
South
KQJ65
K9
A72
852
W
N
E
S
P
P
1
2
3
P
P
P
D
3 South
NS: 0 EW: 0

 

I played a 3 contract from South hand, and the opening lead was the  Queen. I ducked it in order to set up the communication for the elimination. West played another diamond, I won it with the Ace, and I played the Queen. (It is the best card, when we want West duck the 1st spade, to avoid ruff if possible). West ducked the 1st trump, and won the next, trump was 2-2, a good news.

West played after the Ace the 5, I took it in the hand with King, played my 3rd diamond and ruffed it in the dummy. Now I cashed the Ace, ruffed the last in my hand, an the end-play was ready for a 100 % game:

I played 2 from hand, and no matter, how stands, I had won anyway.

If West plays small, I give the 9 from dummy, and East either continues  from wrong side to allow to win my King, or he has to play double void, so I can discard one of my losing clubs.

If West plays a honour, the contract is made.

 

And just to show, that history repeats itself, it came another very similar end-play later in the tournament:

West
A43
Q5
754
KJ1043
North
1062
AJ63
AK92
98
East
QJ87
K8
QJ86
652
South
K95
109742
103
AQ7
W
N
E
S
1
P
1
P
2
P
2
P
3
P
P
P
D
3 South
NS: 0 EW: 0

 

It is a question, if we have to give a game try bid, I did it because we needed a swing to have good result.

Partner didn't accept it, so I played 3 contract from South hand, and West opened the 4, which couldn't be doubleton. It was good news, that West seemed to have odd number of cards in , so West will not over-ruff my 1st ruff in .

I had to lose at least 2, 1-2 , no , and 0-1 club, but I had to take care in this hand to do the right timing to set up a suit elimination, and to have enough entry to dummy to give finesse, and ruff 2 diamonds.

I won the lead in the dummy, and played ♣ finesse before playing trumps. West won my Queen with the King, and played the ♦ 5. I played The Ace, I ruffed the 3rd round ♦, and played the trump Ace, playing the 2, and continued with the 3, playing the 7 from my hand in order to reach dummy and hand as well in , if necessary. was 2-2, and West won the 2nd with the King. He played another . I won it with the Ace, I ruffed my last in dummy, and in hope, that East has the last , the hand was eliminated.

I played the 10 and West was end-played:

If East plays small, I give the 5 from hand, and West either continues from wrong side to allow to win my King, or he has to play double void, so I can discard one of my losing cards.

If East plays a honour, I am done.

This is almost exactly the same elimination, but with a huge difference, that one of the players had exit card in .

This way of elimination is called partial elimination, and comes not so often, than the complete one.

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