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Bridge Deal of the Week (May 18 2007)

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The Auction:
West   North   East   South
           1♣1     3      3
pass     4       pass   4NT2
pass     5♣3    pass    6
all pass

1 - Precision Club showing 16+ points, artificial
2 - RKC Blackwood
3 - 0 or 3 Keycards

This deal came up in the Lebhar IMP Pairs event at the St. Louis NABC. The West player is Zia Mahmood, and East is George Jacobs. We invite you to take the South seat on this deal. Your partnership is playing the Precision system, and partner opens a strong club. Jacobs puts pressure by preempting with 3, after which you reach 6 after the auction shown.

Zia leads the ♣3 (playing third-fifth leads) to his partner's Queen and your Ace. This is the only lead to cause problems - you have three potential losers (one club, one heart and one spade). You can discard a club loser on the K, but the entry situation in diamonds is another obstacle. What are your thoughts?

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Bridge Baron deal No: N4475-79293-80855-44893-41334-83049

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