Another deal from Piedmont Wednesday.
It has been a long time ago I’ve had such a clean and powerful hand. Ten absolute tricks from top, unless of course fate spins an evil story on me and gives my LHO four times the Ten and also a doubleton . But how often does that happen?
My LHO opens 1 and RHO responds 1. Perhaps Peter Fredin knows how lure the opponents in a trap here, I don’t know. At my table I wasn’t able to get the opponents to double me in 4, instead they took the push to 5. I have only one defensive trick, so I lift myself to 5. Too much for RHO, the double gets pushed through the table.
1. Obfuscation part 1
2. Obfuscation part 2, complete with theatrical look of insanity
3. Drats!, I’ve been uncovered
LHO leads the Ace of and dummy comes down:
If only I had an entry to dummy! I felt like Indiana Jannes trying to access the Sacred Chamber of The Eleventh Trick. When East shows out on the first , West goes into the tank… and continues a small for East to ruff.
Thank you! Now I can extract the sole remaining trump, and cross over to dummy’s 5 to pitch my losing for +650.
If EW don’t touch or take a ruff, NS can only take ten tricks with as trumps. East can take eleven in because North doesn’t have an entry to give South a ruff.