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Bridge Deal of the Week (Aug 30 2013)

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The Auction:

West North East South
1♠ 4♦! Dbl 4
Pass 4NT Pass 5♠
Pass Pass Pass

! - Splinter bid, 0-1 diamonds, 4+ support for hearts

South opened with 1, West overcalled 1♠. North jumped to 4 – a splinter bid which promised at least 4-card support for hearts, 0-1 diamonds and slam interest. East doubled (diamonds).

South bid 4. West passed. But instead of passing, North asked for aces. Moreover, South knew North had not mastered RKCB-keycard responses and had to respond with 5♠ to show 3 aces, already feeling giddy due to the heights where North`s bidding had taken them. After all South had nothing but aces and spaces.

West doubled (spades) and North declared 6, which became the final contract.

West led the A. As dummy hit the table, 4 HCP stared back to South. Can South get out of this jam and win 12 tricks?

Vulnerable: both

Contract: 6 by North/South

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Bridge Baron deal No: N5041-53135-42104-11094-34319-27110

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