|Problem 10 Solution
South plays 6S on the Queen of Clubs lead, East playing the King. What are the East West hands for this contract to succeed?
You need E to have a 5-4-3-1 shape and for W to have singleton S.J, S.9, S.8 or S.7. Not much to hope for. Win C.A. Cross to S.A – and behold S.J appears. Cash H.AKQ – Hurray they are 2-4. Cash D.AK and ruff D.8 with S.Q – Hurray E follows. Cash H.J discarding C.7 – hurray W can’t ruff. Now play C.2. E has S.9874 and you have K1065. He has to insert S.7 to your S.10. Now exit S.6 to his S.8 And you have tenace of K.5 over his S.9.4.