Luise Lee

Would you need to peek at the answer?

I’ve been working through level 3 of Bridgemaster 2000 to test my declarer play.  I’ve been trying as much as possible not to look at the answer and to try to figure things out on my own, but this hand stumped me and I had to peek:

West leads the 7 into 3NT.  What is your plan?  (opponents were silent throughout the auction)


10 4 3 2
A K J 5
3 2
A 3 2
4 3 2
Q J 10 9 8


Anony fussMay 21st, 2009 at 2:11 am

Duck the first trick even if RHO plays the K or Q. You now make if Diamond A and K are split and spades are 5-2.

You might have a problem if spades are 4-3 and KQxx with RHO, though.

Anony fussMay 21st, 2009 at 2:21 am

My earlier comment missed this: if LHO has led from KQ97x, you will probably be down, though you get a chance to try some option in the heart suit.

This hand is getting complicated…

Anony fussMay 21st, 2009 at 11:39 pm


It says your comment is awaiting moderation.. yet I see your reply to my comment on the other post you made.

About this hand, an interesting defensive point:

Say East holds KQ98x (and West lead from 7x), it will good defense by East to play low on trick one!

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