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Posted 2015-September-29, 00:35

This is a BB hand that I thought was interesting if it were a MP hand. How would you play for 12 tricks?

1C could be short, 2H showed diamonds


Play was the K of spades lead, 7 Q 5.
Then 4!s 3!d 9 2.

Then three rounds of trumps pitching a heart from dummy and north following three times and south discarding the heart 5.

What is the best play for 12 tricks? Position now is:

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Posted 2015-September-29, 02:40

At MPs, I would have taken the heart finesse at trick 3. Looking at the position now, I take the heart finesse now and get back to hand in clubs before cashing 1 more trump. I will play south to have A/J, Kxx and xxxx

If south throws a club, I pitch a spade and play for the clubs to ruff out. If south throws a heart, I pitch a spade and cash the ace of hearts. If south throws a spade honour, I throw a club, cross to the ace of hearts and take a ruffing finesse in spades.
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Posted 2015-September-29, 16:31

With N overcalling 1s it does no good to try squeeze techniques that involve south holding long spades. That means the best lop at this point seems to be a heart to the J and, assuming it holds, cash the heart ace in order to set up a vienna coupe squeeze using the heart Q and clubs hoping N started with < 3 clubs and south began with 5+ clubs and the heart K.
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Posted 2015-September-29, 19:51

 phil_20686, on 2015-September-29, 00:35, said:


This is a BB hand that I thought was interesting if it were a MP hand. How would you play for 12 tricks?
1C could be short, 2H showed diamonds
Play was the K of spades lead, 7 Q 5.
Then 4!s 3!d 9 2.
Then three rounds of trumps pitching a heart from dummy and north following three times and south discarding the heart 5.
What is the best play for 12 tricks?
Agree with manudude03:

Finesse J and reduce to the 3-card ending on the left, with West to lead.
- If South keeps 2 s, then ruff a .
- If South keeps 2 s, then cash A and ruff a

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