Hold Up In Dummy’s Suit

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The fate of many a contract depends on whether declarer can establish a long suit in dummy. Your job…

By Justin Corfield
On 22 October, 2012 At 12:46

Category : 5 O'Clock Bridge I., Five O'clock Bridge, Intermediate @en

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The fate of many a contract depends on whether declarer can establish a long suit in dummy. Your job, as a defender, may be to prevent this at all costs. On some days, this is easy:

 

9 8
2
K Q J 9 6 5 4
J 7 5

J 7 5
Q 10 6 4 3

Q 10 6 3 2

 

Q 10 4 2
J 9 7
A 10 3
K 8

 

A K 6 3
A K 5
8 7 2
A 9 4

West

North

East

South

 

3

Pass

3NT

Fin

 

 

 

West leads the 4, won by declarer, who plays a diamond. East can defeat the contract by holding up the  A until the
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