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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

GOREN BRIDGE
WITH BOB JONES
©2019 Tribune Content Agency, LLC

CARD COUNTING
North-South vulnerable, West deals

WEST
♠432
♥432
♦432
♣5432

NORTH
♠ K J 10
♥J65
♦AQ65
♣AQ6

SOUTH
♠AQ7
♥AKQ
♦K98
♣KJ7

EAST
♠9865
♥ 10 9 8 7
♦ J 10
♣ 10 9 8

The bidding:

WEST NORTH EAST SOUTH
3♥
Dbl
Redbl* 4NT
Pass
5♥
Pass
5NT
Pass
6♦
Pass
7NT
All pass
*Heart fit with no high honor in hearts

Opening lead: Four of ♠
The source of this deal is Renee
Sucrete, from Londres. Londres is
the French spelling of London. That
name, as well as this deal, might be
the products of a vivid imagination.
We are told that West was having
a bad day in his rubber bridge game

and decided to “stir the pot” with
a fanciful three-heart opening. His
partner’s conventional redouble put
East-West in a contract that might
not have been much fun to play,
but South saved the day when he
Blackwooded his side into a grand
slam. West, trying to be deceptive,
led the four of spades. South cashed
three top spades as East showed
an even number of cards in that
suit. This was followed by three top
hearts, and again, East showed an
even number of cards.
The ace, queen, and king of
diamonds came next, as East
followed to the first two diamonds
and then discarded the 10 of clubs.
The ace, queen, and king of clubs
were next as West false carded with
the three, four, and five. South began
to score up his grand slam when he
was informed that there was still
one trick to go. A furious search of
his hand, the table, and the nearby
surroundings did not turn up the
missing seven of diamonds. What
to do?
The rule book clearly states that
in such a case, the lead passes to the
player on the left. West tabled his two
of clubs and defeated the grand slam
when nobody could beat the two. It
pays to pre-empt!

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