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#1 User is online   mikeh 

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Posted 2019-October-30, 10:10

3S was weak. The lead is the spade 10. If you test trump, easr has J98. Since the hand is cold if diamonds behave, assume they don't...which the auction suggests anyway




This hand was given to me by a friend, and I am unsure of where he got it from. I apologize if it has already been posted here or at BridgeWinners. I thought it one of the more interesting hands I've seen in years.
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Posted 2019-October-30, 11:20

It looks like the problem is something like:



but if it is, GIB says you can't make it, so how do we amend it so you can ?
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Posted 2019-October-30, 13:39

View PostCyberyeti, on 2019-October-30, 11:20, said:

but if it is, GIB says you can't make it, so how do we amend it so you can ?

If you move the jack of clubs to West, then the line to make is very cool, but I'm not saying anything since all I did was look at it in double dummy. Whether East opens that hand 1, I don't know.
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Posted 2019-October-30, 13:39

This hand is in Bridge Master (World Class A-20), with the pips changed. The recommended line was CY's layout with the J in the other hand.

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Posted 2019-October-30, 15:36


Thank you, MikeH, ManuDude03 (& Fred)..
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pretty partial-elimination leading to cross-ruff fork-strip endings,

No matter who won a trick, he is end-played.

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Posted 2019-October-31, 02:32

Thanks Mike.
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Posted 2019-October-31, 06:24

This is indeed a beautiful problem
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Posted 2019-October-31, 14:29

View PostCyberyeti, on 2019-October-31, 06:24, said:

This is indeed a beautiful problem

That's what I thought when it was given to me. Had I had it at the table, I very much doubt that I would have made the contract....as it was, because I 'knew' there was a solution, I did solve it, but not in any time that makes any sense at the table.
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