OSOB0941 More Card Play: Tricks in No Trumps

Online School of Bridge: Lesson 094 - Play Hand 1
More Card Play

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[playhand]J75.AQ4.AKQ.AQ42 A9.865.87432.K65 Q84.JT.J965.J873 KT632.K9732.T.T9,1[/playhand]
[auction]P.P.2c.P.2d.P.2t.P.3t.P.P.P[/auction]
[auctioncomments]|1||2||3|22 high card points, balanced, open a game force.|4||5||6||7|Partner has made a negative or waiting bid. Now show your balanced shape and a hand that is stronger than opening 2NT (more than 21).|8||9||10||11|Partner didn't need much to take you to game.[/auctioncomments]
[contract]3t[/contract]
[declarer]south[/declarer]
[cardplay][/cardplay]
[cardplaycomments]|1|Plan A would require diamonds to break 3-2 and thus you would make at least ten tricks; eleven if the clubs break 3-3. Duck the first spade.|2| Win the second spade with the !sA and play diamonds from the top.|3| When you play the second top diamond, you find that the suit breaks 4-1. Now you need a Plan B, or even a Plan C !|4|Now you need a Plan B, or even a Plan C !If clubs break 3-3, you will have nine tricks, but you try this, and they break 4-2.|5| What now? You notice that West had only two clubs, and it seems five spades, and only one diamond.|6|What now? You notice that West had only two clubs, and it seems five spades, and only one diamond. |8|The only way to make this hand now is to try a Plan C!|8| Exit with the !sJ, and West will be end-played! phew, hard work but success at last![/cardplaycomments]
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