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Diamonds are Forever
starring YOU as James Bond

Dealer : East

Vulnerable:
None

 North
  
  
  
  

BRIDGE MOVIE #18

West



East



As South, playing against your arch-enemy (West), you pass the
first two rounds, but the bidding suddenly puts you in the star's seat.

What do you do over partner's second double? Do you pass, bid
4
or 3NT?

 

 South You
   A 8 5 2
   9 8 5
   K 9 5 2
   7 3

South

pass
pass
?
West

2
pass
 
North

double
double
 

East
pass
3
pass
 


Dealer : East

Vulnerable:
None

 North
  
  
  
  
West



East



You bid 3NT. A four-card suit at the four level doesn't appeal to
you, and though you might pass, you would rather be in control
of the hand...after all, you are James Bond.

Besides, West's kibitzer, who is quite beautiful, gives you a quick,
secret smile
.

 

 

 South You
   A 8 5 2
   9 8 5
   K 9 5 2
   7 3

South

pass
pass
3NT
West

2
pass
all pass
North

double
double
 

East
pass
3
pass
 


Dealer : East

Vulnerable:
None

 North
  
   J 7 4 3
   A J 10 6 4
   A K Q J
West



East



West leads the king of spades and you see:

How will you play 3NT after the spade lead? It seems to boil down
to the diamonds. Where is the queen?

 

 South You
   A 8 5 2
   9 8 5
   K 9 5 2
   7 3

South

pass
pass
3NT
West

2
pass
all pass
North

double
double
 

East
pass
3
pass
 

Opening lead: K

Dealer : East

Vulnerable:
None

 North
  
   J 7 4 3
   A J 10 6 4
   A K Q J
West



East



You throw a heart from dummy and win the ace (nice play, James).
Then you cash four clubs before deciding on the diamonds. West
follows to all four clubs as East discards a spade.

You now know 10 cards in the West hand (six spades and four clubs).
He's not likely to be void in hearts, so you cash the ace of diamonds
and everyone follows low. Then you lead the jack of diamonds and East
follows low. Do you finesse or play for the drop?

 

 South You
   A 8 5 2
   9 8 5
   K 9 5 2
   7 3

South

pass
pass
3NT
West

2
pass
all pass
North

double
double
 

East
pass
3
pass
 

Opening lead: K

Dealer : East

Vulnerable:
None

 North
  
   J 7 4 3
   A J 10 6 4
   A K Q J
West
K Q 10 7 4 3
K 10
7
10 9 6 4
East
J 9 6
A Q 6 2
Q 8 3
8 5 2

You finesse. West may hold the queen, but with only two more red
cards possible in the West hand, and seven red cards left in the deck
(six hearts and one diamond), the odds favor that both red cards will
be hearts.

Good news: At the end of the hand, West's kibitzer slips you the key
to her room.

Bad news: West notices and reaches inside his jacket pocket. Be quick!

THE END

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 South You
   A 8 5 2
   9 8 5
   K 9 5 2
   7 3

South

pass
pass
3NT
West

2
pass
all pass
North

double
double
 

East
pass
3
pass
 

Opening lead: K

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