Ted's Bridge World The Master Play

#3: Masters Pairs, Sacramento, 1987


Your 3 overcall was a bit pushy; but you felt that partner might be hard-pressed to balance with his presumed heart length, and the final contract is reasonable.

The K is led; east overtakes and tries the heart queen, which you ruff high.  You cleverly sneak the jack of spades through.  A second spade is taken by west, who returns his last trump as east discards two hearts.  Winning in dummy, you try a diamond to the eight, ten, and king.  West returns a low diamond (east plays the jack).

Plan the play.

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