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  CSB Newsletter de Bridge

  Artícle 760 May 15, 2012

"Easter in London"

by Barry Rigal

The 1992 Solomon Award for the Hand of the Year 

IBPA HandBook

 

         Barry Rigal      (GBR)

 

E.McGowan

(GBR)

 
 

 A 10 3
 Q 10 3    
 A 6 5 3   
 A 5 4

        
 
   
   

     
 
 
  

   ---
 A K 9 6 5 2
 K J
 10 8 6 3 2

 

 Dir. South

 Vul: All

 

 Korus           

Penfold        

  Erhart         

  McGowan      

 

 

 

1

2

Doblo

4

5

Paso 6 Paso Paso
Paso      

 

*

 Contract: 6

 Lead: K

 

 West led K

 

 What is your plan for 12 tricks?

 

 Solution:

 

 At the Easter tournament a friendly match between England and Austria Womens teams, was won by England. This deal played by Liz McFowan was crucial to England's win by 8 IMPs.

 

 At both tables West, having pre-empted in spades, led K against South's 6.

 

 Doris Fischer, in the other table, won in dummy, threw a club from hand, finessed J cashed K, picked up the trumps and threw another club on A, but still lost two clubs at the end.

 

 See all hands:

 

 A 10 3
 Q 10 3    
 A 6 5 3   
 A 5 4

 K Q J 8 7 2       
 J 8 7 4
10 9  
 7  

 9 6 5 4    
 ---
 Q 8 7 4 2
 K Q J 9 

   ---
 A K 9 6 5 2
 K J
 10 8 6 3 2

 

 

 Liz McGowan ruffed the spade lead, cashed K, finessed 10, cashed Q, and A throwing a club, finessed J and then ran the trumps KEEPING K

 

 This was the ending:

 

 

 10
     
 A 6 5    
 A 5

Q J 8 7        
 
10  
 7  

   
 
 Q 8 7 
 K Q 9 

   ---
 9   
 K 
 10 8 6 3 
 

 On the last trump, a spade went from dummy and East had to resign. A club discard let Liz set up the suit with K as entry. (Note: If West had J-x East must unblock K-Q)

 

Have a good day!