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Strip Show


by Ron Klinger

http://www.RonKlingerBridge.com

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PROBLEM

♠ Q 8 5 4
Q 8 6 2
Q J
♣ A K 2
♠ —


♣ —
N
WE
S
♠ —


♣ —
♠ A K 3
J 10 9 4
A 10 3 2
♣ 8 4
WestNorthEastSouth
1 NT
Pass2 ♣Pass2
Pass4 PassPass
Pass
4 by South

West leads the S10. Plan the play.

This deal comes from the Italy vs Netherlands match in the 1989 European Open Teams in Turku, Finland:

South Deals
None Vul
♠ Q 8 5 4
Q 8 6 2
Q J
♣ A K 2
♠ 10
K 5 3
K 6 5 4
♣ Q J 10 9 6
N
WE
S
♠ J 9 7 6 2
A 7
9 8 7
♣ 7 5 3
♠ A K 3
J 10 9 4
A 10 3 2
♣ 8 4

West leads the S10 against South's 4H. If you win and play a trump, East can win and give West a spade ruff. West plays the HK and exits with the CQ. South now has to rely on the diamond finesse and when that loses, the contract goes one down.

Before starting on trumps, South should strip the clubs. Take the SA, cash CA, CK and ruff a club. Now play a trump. East can win and give West a spade ruff, but West is left with only the minor suits. A club gives South a ruff-and-discard, while a diamond obviates the need for the diamond finesse. The winning play is not difficult, but it is not seen often at the bridge table.

The hardest thing to explain is the glaringly evident which everybody has decided not to see. (Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead)


Bridge Holidays with Suzie and Ron Klinger in 2018

Tangalooma Wild Dolphin Resort (off Brisbane)

Sunday, 8th July - Sunday, 15th July, 2018

Norfolk Island

Sunday, 7th October - Sunday, 14th October, 2018

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