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Hi all

Some jewelry last night. Hoek and I didn’t handle all freaky hands that well (there were several), but overall we were satisfied with bidding and play. Here’s one, repeat after me: powder and keg.

South
6
Q876
K8
AJ6432
West
North
East
South
1
2
2
3
3
pass
4
dbl1
a.p.
 
 
 

1. Booomm!

I put a fuse in declarer and light it. The lead is easy: the King of and dummy comes down. I’m happy.

West
AQT753
KJ
643
Q5
 
South
6
Q876
K8
AJ6432

West mistook one of his little for a and starts with some apologies. I don’t mind, dinner just got a little bigger.

I continue with a to partner’s Queen and Hoek returns a for my Ace. An innocent little follows and declarer finesses into Hoek’s King. Another gets ruffed and overruffed. I exit in for dummy’s Queen. When declarer tried to cross to the Jack of I ruff and play another round of .

West
AT75
KJ
South
Q8
J643

Declarer really in trouble has to ruff with one of dummy’s honors else Hoek gets a free ruff. But now he cannot draw both my remaining trumps. So my Queen of is good for down four. It has been a long time ago I had a gratifying double like this.

West Dealer
NS Vul
North
K984
T
AQT972
T9
West
AQT753
KJ
643
Q5
East
J2
A95432
J5
K87
South
6
Q876
K8
AJ6432

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