from the beginner forum
Posted 2012-July-26, 06:37
No losers in side suits, so nothing else to do but tackle trumps. If they break 5-1, perhaps the 9 will drop. If not, there may still be a line of play to score six trump tricks.
I assume the given auction is not what actually occurred.
Posted 2012-July-29, 02:56
If East shows up with 5 clubs we can then start trying to be clever with things like ruffing two diamonds and trump-couping at the end.
You might need to ruff a diamond in hand first so that you can use all the dummy entries profitably, but you feel very stupid when LHO has 2 diamonds and 9xxx clubs.
Posted 2012-July-30, 02:17
So you need to ruff a diamond early or east can win and return a heart. This is a pretty unlikely layout though. Ruffing a diamond early loses to some nice trump breaks with 4-2 diamonds, which is more likely.
Posted 2012-July-30, 04:26
I though this hand was about cashing ♦AK early in an attemp to discard our spade to prevent a ruff.