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Online School of Bridge: Lesson 042 - Play Hand 3
Puppet Stayman

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[playhand]K98.A86.AKQ43.K6 AJT4.T952.J7.932 Q2.Q74.652.QT854 7653.KJ3.T98.AJ7,3[/playhand]
[auction]2t.P.3c.P.3t.P.P.P.[/auction]
[auctioncomments]|1| Balanced hand with 19 high card points and 1 length point. |2||3||4||5| Partner has asked about your major suits. You have neither a five nor a four card major. Your bid in Puppet Stayman is 3NT.[/auctioncomments]
[contract]3t[/contract]
[declarer]south[/declarer]
[cardplay]d09[/cardplay]
[cardplaycomments]|1|There are eight top tricks,  but the danger hand is East who could switch to clubs if allowed to win a trick. Play a spade to the !sA, and "run" the !sJ. This will ensure East doesn't win. You can't afford to lose five club tricks! [/cardplaycomments]
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