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I assumed partner held at least three spades or otherwise he would have passed over the double. His actual hand was:

By Ana Roth
On 4 November, 2012 At 14:11

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Jerry Helms
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Dear Jerry, We had a disaster on the following auction:

Partner           Opps       Me      Opps 

1NT                  Pass        2*    Doblo

2                    Pass        4     Pass

Pass                 DBL         Fin


 My Hand:  A 9 7 6 4  8 2  K Q 7  J 5 2

I assumed partner held at least three spades or otherwise he would have passed over the double. His actual hand was:

  85 AQ4 AJ863 A94

With the  K onside, we were cold for 3NT, but doomed in 4 because of a 5-1 break. Where did the wheels come off?

Waiting for AAA

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