Coffs Excitement

Coffs Harbour is a wonderful venue for a congress and had its own share of excitement with hands like the one below. I was playing with Marlene Watts – never a dull moment! The pair who bid to this grand slam did very well to get there.

Bd 16
EW Vul
W Dealer
10 7 6
4 3 2
J 10 5 4
Q J 4
 
A Q J 5
J 10 9 5
A 9
K 6 3
[ 0 ] K 9 8 4 3
A
K 7 6 3 2
A 10
  2
K Q 8 7 6
Q 8
9 8 7 5 2
 

W N E S
1NT P 2 P
3 P 4NT P
5 P 6 P
7 P P P

A new suit at the 6 level asks for 3rd round control.

Lead: K from South.

Play: Declarer needs s to divide 4/2 or 3/3.

Cash A & K on 3rd round of s. South pitches; ruff with 5. Cross to A; ruff another with J. Now cash A & Q; ruff a and play K, drawing the last trump = 13 tricks!

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