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Play better than I did We lost 12 impsÖcan you do better?

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Posted 2022-January-25, 19:06

1N was 14-16. Opps play 3/5th leads, rev smith and udca.<br><br>LHO leads the spade 7. Plan the play. Itís complicated due to so many options. Try to be specific.

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Posted 2022-January-26, 08:52

first thought is cash three spades ending in hand, T diamond,
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Posted 2022-January-26, 20:37

Needing 3 more tricks it looks like one extra in each suit other than spades may be better than trying to win 2 extra in diamonds. I win the jack in dummy and lead a club to the jack. Itís impossible to know a line because itís in flux depending on what happens next.
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Posted 2022-January-27, 08:24

I'm going to win in hand to protect against a 5-0 spade break first of all....I'm then going to play my second longest suit and use spades as a communication suit. I'm going to go with the idea of playing a small diamond to the 7 but see if LHO plays anything high first. I will take another finesse against the queen diamonds...so I'm only not getting 2 diamond tricks if RHO has Q and 10 which is only 25%. Hopefully after this the rest of the hand should pan out.
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Posted 2022-January-27, 08:37

View Postjohnworf1, on 2022-January-27, 08:24, said:

I'm going to win in hand to protect against a 5-0 spade break first of all....I'm then going to play my second longest suit and use spades as a communication suit. I'm going to go with the idea of playing a small diamond to the 7 but see if LHO plays anything high first. I will take another finesse against the queen diamonds...so I'm only not getting 2 diamond tricks if RHO has Q and 10 which is only 25%. Hopefully after this the rest of the hand should pan out.


You have the 10, you mean the 9
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Posted 2022-January-27, 10:21

What is lead agreement from 107x, 97x, or 7xx? Do I take the lead to be 1097x or top of nothing?

If it is top of nothing I am more prone to place missing cards in that hand, meaning win the spade in dummy and the low diamond to the 10.
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Posted 2022-January-27, 10:26

I want to play establish a couple of diamond tricks at some point. But I don't want RHO to win the first diamond trick with the Q from Qx(x(x)) and then shift to a small club from Axx(x(x)). A club shift from LHO is less dangerous.

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1. J (less revealing to RHO than the K) in dummy, the 2 in hand (consistent with RHO encouraging) if RHO plays the 3
2. small diamond towards the T
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Posted 2022-January-27, 12:31

View PostWinstonm, on 2022-January-27, 10:21, said:

What is lead agreement from 107x, 97x, or 7xx? Do I take the lead to be 1097x or top of nothing?

If it is top of nothing I am more prone to place missing cards in that hand, meaning win the spade in dummy and the low diamond to the 10.

The opps are unfamiliar. Presumably fairly good: this is in an international invitational seniors event. Either 1097x or 7xx
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