Double Dummy Corner

 

Exchange & Win No. 3

composed by Damien Lescot, 1996

DR3

♠ 5

 none

 AKQ10

♣ none

♠ 8

 108

 85

♣ none




♠ 7

 none

 J974

♣ none

♠ 962

 54

 none

♣ 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

 AQJ1098765

 43

♣ 65

♠ 5

 K4

 KQJ108

♣ KQJ108




♠ 432

 32

 9765

♣ 9432

♠ AKQJ109876

 none

 A2

♣ A7

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

 

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Hugh Darwen, 2001

Date last modified: 11 March, 2017