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Stefan Ralescu
Stefan Ralescu
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Aug. 3, 2010
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Trick 3
Maybe East didn’t want to bid 1H with jack-fourth and possibly the club deuce didn’t show count, so West might credit declarer with Q109xx, AKQ, x, K10xx. If so, he should cash the spade ace and exit with a spade. This defense works also when South has Q109xx ...
Defensive Problem
There could be something strange going on here. Exit with a club on the off chance that South is 7=1=2=3 with the queen of diamonds.
you can call me Al
The spade return from West may not be so “safe”. If that player has at most six clubs without the Q, he should return a club at trick three (and East needs to play low to that trick). Following this defense, the contract is down. If LHO has the queen ...
Play problem in 4!S redoubled
"Of course if W is 5125 you will wish you cashed AK♦." Why not lead a spade to the 9 at trick 2? How will West react?
Play problem in 4!S redoubled
Maybe East’s club is a delicate false card. If West is 5=1=3=4, he ruffs the heart at trick 5. Now, I think you are in trouble when he exits with a low club.
What is the best line in this 6!C contract
JM, in theory that’s true, but in practice, it doesn’t tell the whole story. If declarer becomes suspicious following North’s opening lead against the slam, he might decide that LHO has club length (see also AH’s comment). If so, West might decide to ruff a spade ...
What is the best line in this 6!C contract
“I like low to the 6. The only holding that loses to is stiff 9.” Clearly, it also loses when North has QJ9x of clubs.
A lot of MPS rest on your play to trick 1
Steve, did you read the original question and the subsequent comments? “… One lead S2 and her P played 9 (possibly having read @Michael's greatest play thread, but more likely as a HELD signal).”
A lot of MPS rest on your play to trick 1
With declarer having A-Q-x of spades, the jack of hearts, the diamond king (without the queen) and the queen of clubs, suppose North plays the nine at trick one. On the assumption that the opening lead originated from 10-x-x-2, neither opponent can afford to keep two diamonds in the three-card ...
A lot of MPS rest on your play to trick 1
I don’t think partner has led a spade from A-x-x-x or Q-x-x-x , so, in my view he must have the spade ten. Placing declarer with A-Q-x of spades, the heart jack, the king of diamonds (without the queen) and the queen of clubs, you must play the seven at ...

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