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The Aces on Bridge: Saturday, December 3rd, 2022


A V Ramana RaoDecember 17th, 2022 at 11:25 am

Hi Dear Mr Wolff
Delightful solution but perhaps would fail if west has three or four diamonds along with club Q. If only club seven from west is swapped with six in north or diamond seven with east swapped with five in south hand

Iain ClimieDecember 17th, 2022 at 6:11 pm

Hi Bobby,

How would you plat it single dummy?



Bobby WolffDecember 17th, 2022 at 9:03 pm

Hi Iain,

My first gambit would be to acquire an assumed name, only to be corrected in the event of a successful finish, then to emulate the same as this declarer.

No doubt very stylish, if a bit devilish, with the intention of intimidating him for our next encounter. Like putting nuts away for the freezing winter, although if AVRR’s fears are correct. some protective device needs to be present with only a 4 person team, much more with five or six.

However, the fame achieved with this specific layout might be worth the gamble, that is if you by sheer fortune, became privy to the hand records, therein making the chance
far less frightening.

Next time we use this hand I’ll make sure the spade jack drops doubleton allowing a dummy reversal making as long as the right defender holds the doubleton diamond., with no jack of clubs held in either of the declarer’s 26.

In my long ago youth some enemies of mine claimed I was a “results” player.

Thanks for asking!