Source: IBPA Buletin FEB. 2020
Charles Jens Otto PEDERSEN
Christian Lahrmann of Denmark is only 15 years old, but is already a champion. He won the Pro-Am Tournament of the Copenhagen Invitational twice with Per Ola Cullin from Sweden, when he was 11 and 13 years old. Christian recently won the Danish Junior Championship (U-26) for the second time. He is playing in the Danish Premier League with partner Andreas Plejdrup. Lars Nilsson from Sweden calls Christian Denmark’s Zia. Here is a deal from the Danish Junior Championship. IMPs Dealer East. N/S Vul
7 6 J 10 9 2 K 9 8 7 6 4 2
5 4 3 Q 5 3 A K 5 A Q J 5 A Q 9 2 8 7 Q 9 8 6 3 10 3
K J 10 8 A K 6 4 2 J 10 7 4
West North East South
Silas Andreas Daniel Christian
Pass 1
1NT 2 Dbl1 Pass
3 Pass 3 3
Dbl Pass Pass Pass
1– Take out The opening lead was the king of diamonds, followed by the four of spades to East’s ace. The heart seven shift was taken by declarer’s ace. Lahrmann ruffed a diamond in dummy, ruffed the two of clubs in hand in hand and ruffed the ten of diamonds with the last trump in dummy. After declarer played the seven of spades to the jack, declarer cashed the king of hearts and put West on lead with a low trump. This was the position:
K 9 8 7
5 A Q J Q 9 Q 9
K 10 6 J
West could exit with the ace of clubs but, in doing so, he perpetrated a suicide squeeze on his partner! East pitched the nine of diamonds, but Lahrmann ruffed and led the jack of diamonds to East’s queen and claimed nine tricks (plus 730) on the proven spade finesse. Note that declarer could also have discarded the jack of diamonds on the ace of clubs, making either the king of clubs and king of spades or two spade tricks

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