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#1 User is offline   mikeh 

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Posted 2022-September-27, 01:33



Imps. 2C was drury, 2H was natural, with game interest

Opening lead was the club 6. Declarer calls for the King, you win the Ace, on which declarer plays the 9. Partner is marked with a singleton club.

How do you defend, and why?
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Posted 2022-September-27, 01:55

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Posted 2022-September-27, 02:16

View PostDavidKok, on 2022-September-27, 01:55, said:

Also any heart honours our side holds are placed favourably for declarer.

The opposite, if I'm reading the diagram correctly.

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Posted 2022-September-27, 03:55

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Posted 2022-September-27, 04:09

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Posted 2022-September-27, 04:29

Oh, I misread the diagram. That explains it, oops.
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Posted 2022-September-27, 06:43

partner have a singlton club and maybe 2 spade
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Posted 2022-September-27, 07:10

I'm struggling to come up with a construction where declarer is 5422 and A) doesn't have an immediate game bid, and B) partner doesn't have a 3D preempt. So think maybe declarer is 5332. Something like QJxxx AKJ Kxx xx seems possible, giving partner Kx Qxxx T9xxxx x, where we can beat the hand by giving partner a club ruff and scoring three trump tricks and the Ace of clubs. Therefore I'm probably wrong but I play a club.

Thanks Mike for a great problem, look forward to seeing the solution!
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Posted 2022-September-27, 07:41

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Posted 2022-September-27, 08:08

Having seen every single one of these defence hands in the last [time period] have at least one "wrong seat" or "wrong hand" response (and having done it myself at least once, too), I think we need to have the base information spelled out at the beginning (either before the hand diagram or before the start of the explanations). Either that or have a 4-hand diagram (which I'm not sure how to create).

Even with the auction sitting there, people get it wrong, because they first have to figure out what seat is their hand, and then what the auction was in relation to their seat.

So (assuming I'm getting this right):

"IMPs. 2 Drury, 2 NAT w/Game interest. You are South. Partner leads the 6 and you see this dummy (East)."
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Posted 2022-September-27, 11:22

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Posted 2022-September-27, 11:23

View Postnullve, on 2022-September-27, 11:22, said:

I'm hoping for a layout like

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Posted 2022-September-27, 11:54

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Posted 2022-September-27, 14:11

View Postmycroft, on 2022-September-27, 08:08, said:

Either that or have a 4-hand diagram (which I'm not sure how to create).

The simplest option is adding the play to date - if you add &p=c6ckcac9 to the end of the URL, you get to click Next through the play too:


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Posted 2022-September-27, 16:34

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Posted 2022-September-28, 03:08

View Postsmerriman, on 2022-September-27, 14:11, said:

The simplest option is adding the play to date - if you add &p=c6ckcac9 to the end of the URL, you get to click Next through the play too:


Another potential option is to add/change the names of the players, e.g. Make West Declarer, East Dummy, North Opening leader/LHO/etc, South You/RHO/etc.
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Posted 2022-September-28, 04:24

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Posted 2022-September-28, 18:00

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Posted 2022-September-29, 01:33

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Posted 2022-September-29, 02:28

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