Double Dummy Corner

 

Problem 222

composed by Adrian Putley and Richard Granville, 1975

Possibly the most difficult problem of all time
(or possibly not - is Competition Problem #1 even tougher?)

DR8

♠ K1032

 AQ32

 654

♣ A5

♠ Q654

 K654

 87

♣ J87




♠ J87

 1098

 AQ109

♣ Q96

♠ A9

 J7

 KJ32

♣ K10432

South to make five no-trumps against any defence.

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Successful solvers to date:  Jean-Marc Bihl becomes only the second person (after myself, in 1975) to solve this one correctly.  The two composers failed because they thought a diamond lead, ducked by East, would defeat the contract!  Kunal Sengupta then cracked it in March 2007 and Sebastian Nowacki joined this élite band on the last day of 2010.

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Date last modified: 11 March, 2017