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  Special Plays  
Louis Stift (2005-02-01)

Bucureºti, 31-08-2004

Bucurešti, 20-2-2005

A few boards from teams Atomic from last Friday, 18-02-2005.

Theme: Special Plays.

First match.

Do you double 7 with North?

What do you lead?

7 Z/ALLEN

North Louis

North

East

South

West

AK32

-

-

P

2 i

5

P

2 ii

P

2

K8642

P

4 iii

P

6

753

P

7

P

P

West

East

?

i

Strong

ii

Relay

iii

Ace asking

How do you play the next contract?

8 W/-

North Louis

North

East

South

West

West

East

-

-

-

2 i

QJ1032

AK965

P

5 i

Dbl

5 iii

Q97

-

P

6

Ap

3

AJ1082

8642

South Truus

AK3

i

Weak

ii

Ace ask

A

without

iii

0 Aces

Lead:

6

If you made up your mind i will give you the first 3 tricks

Trick1: 6 - 5 - 5 - 7

Trick2: A – 4 – 3 – 5

Trick3: 2 – Q – 2 - 6

How to continue?

Second match:

How do you defend 3?

8 W/-

North Louis

North

East

South

West

West

East

-

-

-

P

KJ54

?

1

1

1NT

P

J6

?

2

P

3

Ap

109753

?

72

South Truus

?

Lead:

A

Q102

A984

A2

10953

Trick1: A - 2 - 5 - 6

Trick2: 9 - 10 - J - 7

What do you play, and why?

This happens in the 3rd match.

6 O/OW

North Louis

North

East

South

West

5

-

P

1

2

975

P

P

2

P

AQ9862

3NT

Ap

West

AK3

East

QJ9

A76

Lead:

J

QJ6

1043

K10754

J3

Q8

South Truus

109642

K108432

AK82

-

J75

In teams you have to avoid a disaster. To overcall has to be on a healthy suit.

Something like A Q J 8 7 or K Q J 9 8.

North was thinking of 6 for NS after the opening bid of South. Not any more after the overcall. Dbl was not possible, this shows interest in the other colours.

South choose 2 to show a minimum opening.

West escaped in a possible 2 dbl down much, a catastrophe.

The play:

Trick1: J - 2 - 4 – Q

Trick2: 9 – 3 - 3 – 10

Trick3: 8 - 3 - 2 - J

Trick4: 5 - Q - A - 4

Trick5: 2 – 7 - 4 - 5

Trick6: Q - 5 - 3 - 2

Trick7: J.

When were 3-3, a in North was discarded on the 4th ..

After that a to North and -suit did the rest, 3NT +1

Solution on question one, dbl?

Answer: no, a void somewhere is possible.

Extra: East can try 7NT, and now South has to lead.

He has to make a choice, and Murphy’s law says: if anything can go wrong, it will.

Solution: what is your lead?

My opinion 2 showed a lot of tricks. My choice: K.

That was right. West had a 1-6-0-6 with and 12 tricks.

East had A. So there were 13 tricks for EW, but not with a A or K Lead.

Solution how to defend 3.

8 W/-

North Louis

North

East

South

West

876

-

-

-

P

Q2

1

1

1NT

P

Q4

2

P

3

Ap

West

AKQ864

East

KJ54

A93

Lead:

A

J6

K10753

109753

KJ86

72

Truus

J

Q102

A984

A2

10953

Trick1: A - 2 - 5 - 6

Trick2: 9 - 10 - J - 7

What to continue and why?

Answer.

10 (another will do as well), to develop a trick in this suit.

If you first cash K and then play J the following happens.

Declarer covers Q -K -A

He draws trumps and plays to South. On the 4th a is discarded from North.

If you first cash K and continue with 10 South takes A

After that he draws trumps and plays Q.

This we know as a placing.

East has to under lead K or has to give you a ruff and discard in .

If you play J at once North plays Q, West K and South ducks.

After drawing trumps the 10 is finessed and a discarded on A.

If you play 6 at once North plays low West 10 and South a small one.

West can continue and again gives declarer his contract.

And now a South takes A and North plays trumps 6 times.

On the last one from North the situation is:

8 W/-

North Louis

-

Q

Q

West

4

East

-

-

J

K 7

10 9

K

-

South Truus

-

-

A 9

2

-

East is squeezed.

Discarding K and Q becomes a trick.Discarding a and 9 becomes a trick.

This is known as a simple squeeze.Simple, because it works against one opponent.

South discards a on the last trump.

The placing and the squeeze are easy to find, East did make an overcall, so he has some points.

Why play 10?

The most important reason is that it beats the contract.

Above that East didn’t play A and 3, which showed a 4-card.

Where is 3, you did not see this card in trick 1 and 2.

East did not lead a red K, which seems a logic card from a K Q combination.

North would have passed 1NT with a 5-card and a 3-2-3-5 distribution.

North did made the rebid of 2, showing a 5-card, probably a 6-card.

All clues which proved to be right in the reality.

North did have the 3-2-2-6 distribution.

So you have to figure out that with 3 -tricks and 2 tricks in the red suits for the defence the contract can be beaten.

Solution how to play 6.

8 W/-

North Louis

North

East

South

West

87

-

-

-

2 i

108642

P

5 i

Dbl

5 iii

K9765

P

6

Ap

West

5

East

QJ1032

AK965

i

Weak

Q97

-

ii

Ace ask

A

without

3

AJ1082

iii

0 Aces

8642

South Truus

AK3

Lead:

6

4

AKJ53

Q4

QJ1097

Trick1: 6 - 5 - 5 - 7

Trick2: A – 4 – 3 – 5

Trick3: 2 – Q – 2 - 6

How to continue?

Because Q is played the contract is safe when are 2-1 with NS.

Look at East.

Draw trumps twice, ending in East.

Play J and discard in West.

If East wins the -return discard on 10 again a can be discarded in West.

This play is known as loser-on-loser.

(You had to loose a -trick anyway)

East lost 1 –trick and 8, 2, 3 could be ruffed in West.

Our West thought of a cross-ruff. First the tricks in the side-suit should be cashed.

So A and K. When North ruffed it was not possible any more to make 6.

Because South is short in it is better to play to A, ruff a , and play to K.

North can be short in and if he ruffs you could play a low in East.

Cross-ruff still works after drawing trumps once.

The wrong decision not to bid 7 was largely compensated.

7 is only -5, -1100.

A tremendous experience in this first match, 7 -1 en 6 -1, and our team-mates 2 times little slam just made.

Louis, a team bridge player.



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