perpetrated by Alain Levy (Le Bridgeur, March, 2001)
South is declarer in four hearts.
Thanks to Paolo Treossi for this contribution.
Alain Levy reported that the contract was defeated when West led a low spade and defenders played three rounds of that suit, giving East a ruff. He added his opinion that the contract would also fail against other opening leads.
What did Alain Levy apparently miss? Is there a non-spade opening lead that allows the contract to be made? If so, how?
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Date last modified: 11 March, 2017