Eddie Kantar

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Hand 1  Dlr. North Vul: None
Matchpoints

 

Q 7 3
A 9 7 6 4
A K 10 5
3

   
 

10 5 4
Q
7 3
A K 10 8 7 6 4

West North East South
  1 Pass 2*
Pass 2 Pass 3
All Pass      

(1) Not a game force.

West leads the 2. When you play low from dummy, East wins the jack and continues with the A and a spade to West’s K. At trick four West leads the 13th spade and East ruffs with the queen. Plan the play from here.

Hand 2. Dlr. East, Vul: Both
Matchpoints

 

A Q 6 3
A Q
A J 10
A Q 6 3

   
 

K J 10 8 5
K 6 3 2
9 5 3
7

West North East South
  1 Pass Pass
Pass Double Pass 4
Pass 5 Pass 5
Pass 6 All Pass  

West leads the 2. You win the ace in dummy and play your other black ace, East discarding a club. Plan the play from here.

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