Competition Problem 15
by Julian Pottage
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
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.
© Hugh Darwen, 2006
Date last modified: 11 March, 2017