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Bidding

Don't be tempted to open 1NT as you have a worthless singleton in spades. 1H - partner bids 1S- so now you can show your club suit - if you jump to 3C that shows 16+ points 5 hearts and 4 clubs. A bid of 2C shows a minimum hand. All Pass

Acol Bidding

Open 1H - partner bids 1S- so now you can show your club suit . A bid of 2C shows your minimum hand with 5 hearts and 4 clubs. All Pass

Plan Before You Play

Dummy goes down and you count your losers in a suit contract.
Spades:1, Hearts:1, Diamonds:0, Clubs:1. You should make this contract.

The Play

Win the diamond with AD, lead out KC then AC, lead out 10H and duck west wins and returns a diamond win with QD and play 9H and cover with AH. Lead 9S up to KS. Ruff the spade return, ruff a low heart, play 8D to the KD and the last 2 tricks go to your opponents.

Comment

As responder don't jump to 3C which shows 16+ points 5 hearts and 4 clubs. This is one of those tricky hands where you have enough points to be in 3NT but not solid spade stoppers. You have to take all your winners without losing the lead.

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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