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Bridge Deal of the Week (Dec 29 2006)

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The Auction:
West   North   East   South
                       1♣    1NT*
pass     2♣      pass    2
pass    3NT     all pass

* 16-18

You are South, playing in a Sectional Swiss Teams against average opponents. Since your partnership plays sound 1NT overcalls, partner chose to invite aggressively. You accepted the invitation, and are declaring 3NT on the lead of the ♣4. East wins the Ace, and returns the ♣8.

You have your first decision of the day - do you play run this to the 10, or do you play the Queen? There are not many clues to guide you here. You know that East is not the player to make this play from AKx(x), so you play low. It turns out that you could not ge this right, as West wins the Jack and cashes the King, East following. West cashes the fourth club now, you discard a heart from dummy, East discards an encouraging 9, you discard a heart as well. West plays a heart to East's Queen and your Ace. Your play.

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Bridge Baron deal No: N4743-97099-40894-42122-50544-26610

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