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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!