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September 14, 1999
Here is a cute hand I recently came across.
Sitting South you find yourself in 4. The opening lead is the A. At trick two West leads the Q. Can you see how to make the hand?
The answer if ruffing your losers in the dummy.
Not your diamond losers, your club losers!
Discard two clubs from the dummy on the second and third lead of diamonds. You can trump your clubs safely in the North hand.
Any shift at trick three to any other suit does the defense no good.
A club shift gives you 6 hearts, 2 spades, 2 clubs, and 1 club ruff for 11 tricks.
On a trump or spade shift you simply play your last diamond and discard a club anyway! Making 10 tricks.
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