Double Dummy Corner

 

 Competition Problem 9

composed by Julian Pottage
presented for solving in November, 2005

DR3

♠ AQ3

 10765

 KQ83

♣ A3

♠ KJ10987642

 J32

 10

♣ none

♠ 5

 9

 J96542

♣ KQ542

♠ none

 AKQ84

 A7

♣ J109876

South to make six hearts.  West leads the 10.

Successful solvers:   Robin Adey, Bob Bignall, Jean-Marc Bihl, Steve Bloom, Ian Budden, "gabins", Helge Leonhardsen, Uscumlic Milan, Bircan ztrk, Andrew Prothero, Lars-Hkan Wilhelmsson, Dick Yuen, Wim van der Zijden

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Solution

The diamond lead must be taken in North!  South ruffs a spade and draws trumps, East discarding diamonds.  North is entered on the ♣A to play ♠A and another spade.  West has to win and return a spade, allowing North to dispose of the club loser while South ruffs.  East, now down to J-9-6 and ♣K-Q, is squeezed on this trick.  A club discard allows declarer to ruff a club and return to the good clubs on the A, whereas a diamond discard allows declarer to cash the A and cross to the good diamonds on a club ruff.

See the solution to Competition Problem #4 for the recommended tabular format if you prefer not to write in English prose.

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Hugh Darwen, 2001

Date last modified: 11 March, 2017