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You can make overtricks with good declarer play



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Bidding

Partner opens the bidding 1C you respond bidding your 4 card major 1S - partner rebids his clubs, you have no more values to show partner your 1 level bid said it all so pass -All Pass

Acol Bidding

Partner opens the bidding 1C you respond bidding your 4 card major 1S - partner rebids his clubs, you have no more values to show partner your 1 level bid said it all so pass -All Pass

Plan Before You Play

Count your losers - Spades:2-3, Hearts:1, Diamonds:1, Clubs:0. It would be good if you could lose only to the outstanding Aces. So plan to discard spades in declarer's hand at every opportunity and make it so the opponents only are the ones to lead spades.

The Play

Your hand goes down (you are Dummy) and East makes the opening lead of the 3H. Lose to AH, win the second round of hearts and play the 9D up to dummy, duck when the AD is played win the diamond return with QD and lead a low club to AC, 2 more rounds of trumps. Play the QH discarding a low spade, ruff the 8H play the KD discarding 3S, there you have it! only 1 spade loser! When you lead a low spade to the JS opponent doesn't play his AS but he should.

Comment

You can make 11 tricks with good declarer play, and if west doesn't play his AS or QS in this contract. If he does you only make 10 tricks

The above commentary is intended as a guideline only. As with any Bridge hand there are many ways to bid and play any hand.

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