OSOB0572

Online School of Bridge: Lesson 057 - Play Hand 2
Covering Honours

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[playhand]K5.QJT52.A32.532 A.76.T985.AQJT97 QJ432.AK43.7.K86 T9876.98.KQJ64.4,2[/playhand]
[auction]1s.P.4s.P.P.P[/auction]
[auctioncomments]|1||2|10 high card points, plus one length point for the fifth heart, but not quite enough to overcall. |3||4||5||6|The opponents have at least 10 spades between them.|7||8||9| [/auctioncomments]
[contract]4s[/contract]
[declarer]east[/declarer]
[cardplay]h08 h06 h14 h12.s06 s14 s12 s05.h09 h07 h13 h02.d04 d05 d07 d14.s07 c07 s03 s13.c04 c14 c06 c05.[/cardplay]
[cardplaycomments]|1|Declarer wins your !hQ lead and leads the !sQ, HOPING that you'll cover with the !sK. If you make this mistake, your partner's !sA will also fall. Play the !s5 because declarer won't have the !sA[/cardplaycomments]
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