The hand was played on BBO, training session with expert opposition, IMPS.
I've edited the problem, adding the conditions accordingly.
Initially, I thought about posting this as a bidding problem, however both signing-off and inviting would start, I presume, with a 2♦ transfer bid.
How would ...
I think looking for a grand is very optimistic if not unrealistic. Partner can be credited with KJxxxx in ♦ so there is simply no room for him having both Major aces - he would have started with 2♦.
Even holding as little as ♠Ax-♥Axxx-♦Kxxxxx-♣x partner would ...
I think declarer can make it anyway, although not sure whether it is the best line single dummy.
She can win the Spade return in dummy, cash the Ace of Clubs and Jack of Hearts, play a Spade to hand and cash the remaining trumps.
In the three cards ending ...
Greg, not sure I got your point.
Maybe my original comment has not been clear enough.
I fully agree with playing low Diamond from hand toward the J in the seven cards ending depicted above.
However, when East returned the D-9 I'm of the opinion that it was better ...
I agree with the analysis and in all likelihood West does rate to hold both red Aces however I believe ducking the second Diamond was a mistake.
Assuming East discard of the H-T is an honest one then the H-A can be safely placed with West.
In that case it ...
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It's an IMP team match - the first in a double-knockout qualification round of the Israeli premier teams championship – the "State Cup."
You are playing against an ad-hoc partnership of two top-notch Israeli Internationalists.
This is ...
I play CA and return another Club giving present count.
If Declarer has a stiff Club I can't beat it even if partner has AJ in Hearts as declarer can simply duck a Heart and then enter dummy and play a second Heart toward his K. Partner will get ...