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The Aces on Bridge: Wednesday, April 14th, 2021


David WarheitApril 28th, 2021 at 11:47 am

In the other room, with the same auction & opening lead, S played the D10, took E’s Q with this K, & asked himself why W had led D. Because, he thought, W had good stuff in every other suit, in particular including CA. So he crossed to the DA, cashed HA, back to SA, cashed DJ pitching H4, & ruffed a H. Back SK, ruffed his last H, & led a S, W winning his Q. W now cashed his last D but then, having nothing left but CAQJ, had to lead C, allowing S to make his CK. Making 4S. Or did I just have a double-dummy dream?

bobbywolffApril 28th, 2021 at 3:26 pm

Hi David,

Yes, it became a double-dummy dream, except for
the fact that near the end when declarer threw West in with his spade he led a fourth heart that he held, instead of his good diamond to which his partner, East held, forcing declarer to ruff and then when getting out with his 12th diamond East, instead of West won and of course, was down to clubs with West producing the setting trick.

Indeed a dream, but rather quite scary, but lucky and indeed fortunate that declarer was not David, but instead his worse enemy.

It turned out even better since David maintained his unblemished record of never, even after all these years, of having gone down in a contract which could have been made.

Indeed a nightmare having been worth having, if only just to cry, “Enough”.