Salsomaggiore. August 9, 2022

Pairs Championship U31

MPs Dealer South. Both Vul

A 10 7 6 5 3
K 10 6
5 4 2
K 9 8 2
J 8 4
Q 9 4
A 9 7
Q 10 3 2
J 8 7 5 3
J 8 3
J 4
K 9 7 6 5
A 2
K Q 10 6
West North East South
Pass 1 Pass 2
Pass 3 Pass 4
Pass Pass Pass

Opening lead: 8

The bidding was simple and South accepted North invitational bid. The lead was second or forth. I played the king from the table which was won by West’s Ace. He shifted to the two of spades. Wanting to take a diamond ruff with dummy doubleton trump, I make sure to win this trick, noticing the fall of the Queen. Three round of diamonds followed, the last one ruffed by dummy’s J. I got to my hand with the A, and played small spade in case East had K-Q bare. No such luck…

Now, for the moment, the spotlight was on West. For him to ensure the fall of the game, the club return was needed to kill the entry. When he got of with a heart, I was in with a chance. I missed enough chances in this session already, so I wasn’t going to let this one away. I ruffed in hand, played a club finnese, to the dummy’s ten, ruffed another heart and played a club to the dummy. Now K-9 of spades was worth only one trick and the game was scored.

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