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The Aces on Bridge: Thursday March 23rd, 2023


Jeff SerandosApril 6th, 2023 at 2:48 pm

Hi Bobby,

I went at this hand a different way. After the AS drops the KS, I went on the same 5-5 assumption for West. So, I led a club to the jack, then a diamond discarding a heart. West can cash a second diamond as I discard another heart and now what?

A third diamond gives a 3rd heart discard and now I can finesse to draw the remaining trumps. A heart switch wins in hand, trump the last small heart and the trump finesse again.

The line given in the column makes the same assumptions and certainly wins. Is the line given above also sound?



bobby wolffApril 6th, 2023 at 7:52 pm

Hi Jeff,

Although I have been thrown off guard by the failure of my keyboard (just got it fixed), it appears to me that your line of play, while very similar to the quoted line, is just about as good, but, as of this exact moment, have not done the required analysis, to guarantee it. In any event, thanks for your effort.