Double Dummy Corner


Exchange & Win No. 3

composed by Damien Lescot, 1996


♠ 5



♣ none

♠ 8



♣ none

♠ 7



♣ none

♠ 962



♣ none

South, on lead, requires 4 tricks at no-trumps.  

What is the winning exchange?

What is the second best exchange?

Damien Lescot composed this miniature to expose a tiny flaw in the rules as stated.  What is that flaw?  I am not pressing Luigi Caroli for a correction, nor do I propose one myself.  Perhaps it is amusing to leave the rules as they are, and maybe occasionally have some more problems like this one.

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Successful solvers to date: Peter Wallrodt, Leigh Matheson

Leigh Matheson offered the following deal as another illustration of the flaw:

♠ none



♣ 65

♠ 5



♣ KQJ108

♠ 432



♣ 9432

♠ AKQJ109876



♣ A7

What is the winning exchange that allows South to make six no-trumps on a diamond lead?


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