composed by C.D.P. Hamilton Jr, 1954
(the solution was published 30 years later)
Added later: The composer was the son of C.D.P. Hamilton who was a leading whist player in the 19th century, mentioned in William Butler's biography of W.H. Whitfeld. Butler's book also contains a biography of Hamilton Sr., who was the author of "the world's largest and greatest book on whist, Modern Scientific Whist" [Coffin], published in 1894 with a second edition in 1896, according to Butler's biography.
South to make four spades. West leads the ♥A.
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Date last modified: 03 June, 2019