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Goldfinger
starring you as James Bond, who must
put his finger on the right card....


Dealer : West
Vuln: Both

 North
   Q 10 8 5
   A K 10 4
   A K 8
   Q 7

BRIDGE MOVIE #42

West



East Bond
J 9 7 3 2
5
6 2
J 10 6 4 2

Your mission is to stop Goldfinger from making 3NT. Your partner, M., has dealt you a poor hand. Perhaps it's a set-up. You haven't had time to discuss it with M., or perhaps you've forgotten the plan from the three martinis you drank before the game. Meanwhile M. has made an amazing lead to 3NT, so it looks like you don't have to think on this one. You're about to take the first five club tricks...or are you?

 

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 South
  
  
  
  

A K 9 8 7 4
South

1NT
West
pass
pass
North
1
3NT

East
pass
all pass

Opening lead: K

Dealer : West
Vuln: Both

 North
   Q 10 8 5
   A K 10 4
   A K 8
   Q 7
West



East Bond
J 9 7 3 2
5
6 2
J 10 6 4 2

You signal with the 6, and M. continues with the ace of clubs. Goldfinger eyes him suspiciously as you follow with the 2 this time. Next M. switches to a heart!

What the blazes is he doing?! You follow with the 5 as Goldfinger takes it in his hand with the 9. Goldfinger studies the hand and then continues (an evil grin on his face) with the queen of hearts, a heart to the king and the ace of hearts.

What three cards will you discard? Can you figure out the plan? Can you at least figure out Goldfinger's plan?

 

 South
  
  
  
  

A K 9 8 7 4
South

1NT
West
pass
pass
North
1
3NT

East
pass
all pass

Opening lead: K

Dealer : West
Vuln: Both

 North
   Q 10 8 5
  
   A K 8
  
West



East Bond
J 9 7

6
J 10 4

Declarer has four heart tricks and two diamonds, book. He needs three more tricks. If he has the ace and king of spades, there's nothing you can do. If he has one of them (likely), you'd better hold onto three spades.

Maybe you shouldn't have had those drinks, but that's all you can think of for now. So you discard one diamond and two spades. Declarer discards a club on the fourth heart. Suddenly Miss Galore, a beautiful kibitzer, sits down between you and Goldfinger. The pressure is on.

Next Goldfinger, still with an evil grin, cashes the ace of diamonds and king of diamonds. What do you discard? What in the world did partner have in clubs?

 

 South
  
  
  
  

A K 9 8 7 4
South

1NT
West
pass
pass
North
1
3NT

East
pass
all pass

Opening lead: K

Dealer : West
Vuln: Both

 North
   Q 10 8 5
  
   8
  
West



East Bond
J 9 7


J 10

Sober up! Partner had a doubleton A-K of clubs, obviously. Any fool would continue clubs with three of them. So you throw one of your clubs.

How in the world are you going to beat this hand? Goldfinger asks to see the cards again, rubs his chin, and then continues with the 8 of diamonds. Suddenly you realize what's happening....

 

 South
  
  
  
  

A K 9 8 7 4
South

1NT
West
pass
pass
North
1
3NT

East
pass
all pass

Opening lead: K

Dealer : West
Vuln: Both

 North
   Q 10 8 5
  
   8
  
West
K
J
J 7 5
East Bond
J 9 7


J 10

Goldfinger is thinking of making an endplay on you and now reconsidering it! Don't give away the show by throwing another club. Keep cool and throw a spade on the 8 of diamonds. Better yet, throw the 9 of spades. Goldfinger wins the queen of diamonds and triumphantly plays the 9 of clubs to you. You win, cash the jack of clubs and lead the JACK of spades. Goldfinger ducks, playing you for king-jack, but M. wins and tables his cards - down two.

Nice discards, James, says Miss Galore.

Yes, says Goldfinger, if you threw another club, I'd have cashed the ace of spades and then played a club.

The full hand was:

Dealer : West
Vuln: Both

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

 South Goldfinger
   A 6 4
   Q 9 3
   Q 10 9
   9 8 5 3

THE END

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 South
   A 6 4
  
   Q
   9

A K 9 8 7 4
South

1NT
West
pass
pass
North
1
3NT

East
pass
all pass

Opening lead: K

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