Saturday, July 10, 2010

PP 2nd Final Board 14

[This feature is finally complete, the final 1/2 session is coming out over the next 13 days --FB]

Board 14
Dlr E
Vul None

♠ J 9 4
9
A 7 2
♣ K J 10 9 4 3
♠ A K 5♠ 10 7 6
K 4A Q J 8 7 5 2
J 10 9 8 6K 4
♣ Q 8 6♣ A
♠ Q 8 3 2
10 6 3
Q 5 3
♣ 7 5 2



Franco
North
Andy
South
1Pass
2NTPass4All Pass

2NT was natural & forcing, though next time I'd bid 2.  Possibly there was a slower path to 4 but I don't think so.

South led the 3rd/low ♠3.  Andy won.  He figured that leading diamonds could make 6, but only if the ace were ducked and both red suits split evenly.  So instead he set about avoiding a diamond guess.  He ran 6 trumps and saw 7 club pitches.  When he cashed ♣A, South pitched the ♠2.  Now he could cross to dummy, eliminate clubs with a ruff, and exit a spade in a position where everyone would be diamond tight.  Had North been able to win the spade, he'd still have a diamond guess, but in fact South had to win and lead one for him.

A well-earned 450, but only worth 8/17.

Brian Platnick related leading a diamond at trick 2.  North flew, but failed to continue spades so he made 6.


1 comment:

  1. 人生的「三部曲」應該是無愧的昨天,充實的今天,與充滿希望的明天。..................................................

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