Indiana

Hi all

Another deal from Piedmont Wednesday.

South
AKQJ87632
A5
64

It has been a long time ago I’ve had such a clean and powerful hand. Ten absolute tricks from top, unless of course fate spins an evil story on me and gives my LHO four times the Ten and also a doubleton . But how often does that happen?

My LHO opens 1 and RHO responds 1. Perhaps Peter Fredin knows how lure the opponents in a trap here, I don’t know. At my table I wasn’t able to get the opponents to double me in 4, instead they took the push to 5. I have only one defensive trick, so I lift myself to 5. Too much for RHO, the double gets pushed through the table.

West
North
East
South
1
pass
1
Double1
3
pass
4
42
5
Double
pass
53
pass
pass
Double
a.p.

1. Obfuscation part 1
2. Obfuscation part 2, complete with theatrical look of insanity
3. Drats!, I’ve been uncovered

LHO leads the Ace of and dummy comes down:

North
54
83
QJT973
AT2
South
AKQJ87632
A5
64

If only I had an entry to dummy! I felt like Indiana Jannes trying to access the Sacred Chamber of The Eleventh Trick. When East shows out on the first , West goes into the tank… and continues a small for East to ruff.

Thank you! Now I can extract the sole remaining trump, and cross over to dummy’s 5 to pitch my losing for +650.

West Dealer
– Vul
North
54
83
QJT973
AT2
West
QJ94
AK852
K854
East
T9
KT762
QJ9763
South
AKQJ87632
A5
64

If EW don’t touch or take a ruff, NS can only take ten tricks with as trumps. East can take eleven in because North doesn’t have an entry to give South a ruff.

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