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The Aces on Bridge: Thursday, October 21st, 2021


A V Ramana RaoNovember 4th, 2021 at 10:32 am

Hi Dear Mr Wolff
If NS were to play in Moysian fit in other major i.e. hearts, they would have succeeded on same defense because after ruffing third club with low heart on south hand, a diamond will be led which needs to be taken else declarer has ten tricks. But now south can ruff club with K/J and as 10 9 doubleton hearts fall from West , declarer will not have any problem but east can defeat the contract by shifting to diamond after cashing two clubs. West ducks this and declarer is helpless. If he draws trumps, defense prevails as declarer falls one trick short as he needs two diamond tricks. And if continues diamonds, east gets a diamond ruff and if he draws three rounds of trumps and leads spades for a defensive error, east ruffs third spade and diamond A would be fourth trick for defense. The combinations bridge offers truly fascinate one.

bobbywolffNovember 4th, 2021 at 2:19 pm


And because you are the one who so carefully and comprehensively describe the details, all readers have the opportunity to see why, when, and how to.

Not that all players, especially those with only social interests, are rapturous
about the learning, but, for those who are, I can feel and almost physically hear, the thank you’s from them.

Just like so many things in life, one becomes fortunate when someone else gives, so that those who are somewhat to vitally interested, can profit from your mighty effort.

Bridge and its side attractions, certainly including how to create that extra trick, and also what defeats it, whether declarer or on defense, no doubt would be close to the top of the list, in value.

We all thank you for your time and your thorough ability to cover all the bases, especially since we are not able to go beyond our maximum allotment of words.

Potential high-level players, who do not make use of your posts, do not know what they are missing.