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Hand of the week

Hand of the week, week commencing, Sunday 19th November 2023

Plan your play in 6♠  after the King is led


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Dealer: North Vuln: None

9 8 2
A 2
A J 10 6 5 2
6 2
K Q 10 7 6
4 3
Q 9 8 4 3
W   E
6 5 4
9 8 4 3
Q 9 8
K 10 5
A K Q J 10 7
J 5
K 7
A J 7
  Pass Pass 1
2 3 Pass 4NT
Pass 5 Pass 6

This hand was recently played against me by Carolyn a pupil of my friend Anna and she played it to perfection and I am sure her teacher is very proud of her.

Initially you can count 10 winners by way of 6 trumps 3 more  aces and the Diamond King.

Believe it or not the most important card in dummy is the 9, and the most important card in  hand is the 7.

After winning the first trick she drew ONLY two rounds of trumps keeping that valuable 9 on the table as the entry back to the Diamonds. She then played King the Ace of Diamonds pleased to see the Diamonds behaving (3:2 68% Chance) before trumping a diamond with the Queen retaining the 7 to get back to the 9 (the entry) before cashing the three established Diamonds bringing home all 13 tricks for a massive 13 Imp swing.

  You can also play out the following hand  to see how the hand pans out. (You need bridgvu.exe programme  and it is available free from   http://www.haroldschogger.com/movies.html )                      

alternatively watch the film of the hand being played out by going to www.haroldschogger.com/movies2.htm

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