Double Dummy Corner

 

Mistake 2

♠ Q95

 J8

♦ AJ109875

♣ 6

♠ J762

 7652

 Q6

♣ Q98




♠ 43

 AK10943

 K43

♣ J4

♠ AK108

 Q

 2

♣ AK107532

South is in four spades.  West leads a heart.

The reporter related that declarer discarded a club on the second heart and ruffed the third in dummy, discarding another club from hand.  The ♣AK were cashed, followed by a club ruffed in dummy.  Next came the A and a diamond ruff, followed by another club ruffed with the ♠Q.  Now declarer ruffed a diamond with the ♠A and led his last club.  West, down to ♠J76, was forced to ruff and return a trump into South's ♠K10.

What mistakes by the defenders should perhaps have been mentioned in this report?

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Hugh Darwen, 2001

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