Double Dummy Corner

 

Competition Problem 15

composed by Julian Pottage
presented for solving in May 2006

DR4

♠ K543

 K43

 765432

♣ none

♠ none

 QJ109876

 K98

♣ KQ9

♠ AQ2

 A5

 QJ10

♣ A10876

♠ J109876

 2

 A

♣ J5432

South to make three spades.  West leads the 6.

Successful solvers:  Robin Adey, Steve Bloom Ian Budden, Helge Leonhardsen, Leigh Matheson, Bircan Öztürk, E. Erke Suiçmez, Dick Yuen, Wim van der Zijden

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Solution

North plays low but East overtakes to lead ace and another spade, West discarding hearts.  North overtakes to win the second spade, cash the K and lead the 4, ruffed by South.  The A is followed by a minor suit cross-ruff for the next four tricks.  If West's last club is the 9 South throws East in with a trump; otherwise South exits on the 5 and one of the black jacks must win a trick.

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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