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August 25, 2019

In the seventh round of the 6th World Youth Open Championships U 16 Category, Markus Bertheau (Sharks team) found the only lead to complicate the declarer in an almost cold contract.

Board 22  Dealer East E/W VUL

You hold:

J 8 3
A 7 4 3
10 9
J 8 7 6

The auction:

West North East South
Markus   Jasmine  
Pass
1 Pass 1 Pass
1NT Pass 3 Pass
4 Pass 4 Pass
4 Pass 4NT Pass
5 Pass 6 Pass
Pass Pass

What would have been your choice?

Markus led 3

The complete deal:

A K Q 10 7 4 2
J 5
K J 6
3
9 5
Q 10 8
Q 8 3 2
Q 9 4 2
J 8 3
A 7 4 3
10 9
J 8 7 6
6
K 9 6 2
A 7 5 4
A K 10 5

Declarer played small for one down and 11 IMPs for the “Sharks Team”.

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