Problem Corner by Patrick Jourdain
How should West play Six Notrumps on a club lead?
Answer to Prize problem 252
West should win the lead in the west hand and play a low diamond from both hands. Win any return, cross to the king of diamonds and cash the top clubs throwing the two losing spades from hand.
The concession of a diamond at trick two guards against the possibility that one defender has four cards in both minors.
Additional problem for January 2011
Try these clues to a bridge crossword:
- Fast food order for two? (4-3, 6)
- Shun material enquiry (9)
Answer to additional problem
- Take-out double
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