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Zachary Grossack in action
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A world champion I'm related to by marriage was impressed by this heist pulled off by declaring master Zachary Grossack (South), now 18-year old Mr. Grossack, currently attending Tufts as a freshman and a member of 2015 U26 USA-1 formerly known as the Kaplan team. 

North
2
AK764
J1097
Q75
South
K987
A42
AK9863
W
N
E
S
1
1
2
P
2
P
3
P
3
P
3
X
P
P
4
P
6
P
P
P

Opening lead: Q

Trick 1: Q, 2, A, 7

Trick 2: 8, A, 3, 7

6 starts with 10 top tricks if the suit breaks no worse than 3-1. Two ruffs for 12 tricks are possible if the suit is divided 5-3 or there is no overruff. 

Zachary leads the 8 to trick 3. When West, Benjamin Bomber, plays low, Zachary runs the 8! It holds. 

Zachary then caches one top , ruffs his 9 with the Q (East showing out), caches his AK pitching losers then finesses to pick up the Tx on his right to bring home the contract.

The swindle at trick 3 was crucial to making the contract because otherwise either East can overruff the second ruff or if the second is ruffed high, trumps cannot be drawn.

Next: the full deal.

West
QJ10653
Q95
K53
J
North
2
AK764
J1097
Q75
East
A4
J10832
Q86
1042
South
K987
A42
AK9863
W
N
E
S
 
1
1
2
P
2
P
3
P
3
P
3
X
P
P
4
P
6
P
P
P
D
6 South
NS: 0 EW: 0

The complete play and commentary (Open Room Hand 7):

http://www.bridgebase.com/tools/handviewer.html?bbo=y&linurl=http://www.bridgebase.com/tools/vugraph_linfetch.php?id=42566

 

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