At the 20th Iskenderun Bridge Festival Hatay, Turkey, you are playing in the Swiss Teams and hold this hand: Board 30 Dealer East. None Vul
Q 8 5 A J 7 6 5 4 3 7 5 4
West North East South
Tuana Toygar
Pass 1
Pass 2 Pass 3
Pass 4 Pass 6
Pass Pass Pass
Süleyman Kolata
Süleyman Kolata
What do you lead? The killing lead was found by Tuana Altun, an eightyear-old girl playing with her brother, Toygar Tuncay Altun. Tuana led a club. Then, when she regained the lead with the ace of hearts, she led another club. Her brother ruffed the second club to put the contract one down. This was the full deal:
9 7 2 Q 9 3 A K Q Q 10 8 6
Q 8 5 A J 7 6 5 4 3 7 5 4 J 10 6 4 10 7 5 2 10 9 8 2 J
A K 3 K J 8 6 4 A K 9 3 2
That represented an 11-IMP gain for their team. As a consequence, this win made them the leader of our U-16 teams. Twenty-three of 31 tables made six hearts. When her dad asked Tuana about her lead and continuation of a club after winning with her ace of hearts, Tuana replied: “I knew from the bidding that the opponents held a lot of clubs. I thought my partner was likely to ruff the first trick. He did not ruff the first trick, but I was sure he was going to ruff on the second round, so I played another club without hesitation.”