Using the bidding as a guide to the play and defense By Eddie Kantar

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As West, the bidding has tipped you off that North-South have at least eight clubs between them, more likely nine.

By Eddie Kantar
On 9 August, 2015 At 15:41

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Source: ACBL Chicago Bulletins

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Opening lead: club suitA

Bidding Commentary: South’s jump to 3club suit is invitational and North’s delayed support at the three level is forcing. 4 by South is automatic.

Lead Commentary: As West, the bidding has tipped you off that North-South have at least eight clubs between them, more likely nine. Since partner has a singleton or void in clubs why not double? The only reason for not doubling is that you might chase them to 5club suit, but that is unlikely.

Defensive Commentary: Not much to the defense after the lead. You continue with the club suit9, suit preference for spades, East ruffs, returns a spade to your ace and ruffs the club return for down one. Nice double and nice defense using the bidding to guide you.

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