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Wednesday, October 13, 2021

GOREN BRIDGE
WITH BOB JONES
©2021 Tribune Content Agency, LLC

WINNING LINE
Both vulnerable, West deals
NORTH
♠AK5
♥AKQ82
♦ 10
♣9732
WEST
EAST
♠ Q 10 8 6
♠9
♥J6
♥ 10 4 3
♦743
♦AQ52
♣AKJ8
♣ Q 10 6 5 4
SOUTH
♠J7432
♥975
♦KJ986
♣ Void
The bidding:

WEST NORTH
1♣
Dbl
Pass
4♠

EAST SOUTH
3♣
3♠
All pass

Opening lead: Ace of ♣
Today’s deal is from an important
tournament in Asia. South was D. M.
Yen, of Taipei. Notice that players
from other parts of the world don’t
bid quite the same as we do in North
America. We are not saying that they
bid incorrectly, just differently.
Yen ruffed the opening club lead,
crossed to dummy with the ace of

hearts, and ruffed another club. A
heart to the king and a third club
ruff was followed by a spade to the
ace and a fourth club ruff with his
last trump. Yen, with seven tricks
in the bag, led his last heart, giving
West an impossible problem. Should
West ruff and lead a spade, West and
dummy would be down to one trump
each. Yen would win in dummy and
lead a good heart, eventually scoring
a heart and dummy’s last trump.
It would be no better for West if
he ruffed the third heart and led a
diamond.
West chose to discard a diamond
rather than ruff, so Yen scored his
eighth trick with dummy’s queen
of hearts and led a diamond. The
defense could not prevent Yen from
taking two more tricks and bringing
home his perilous contract.
There were other ways to come to
10 tricks on this deal, but let’s give
Yen credit for a very well-played
hand.
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