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Dealer : East
Vuln : Both

HAMMAN'S TIPS #8
by Bob Hamman
the world's #1 ranked player
     North
    6
    J 5 4
    A 6 5 2
    A 8 7 6 5
West
9 8 2
A 10 3
K J 10 4 3
10 3
East
A K J 10 7 5
9 7 2
8 7
9 4
 

   South
    Q 4 3
    K Q 8 6
    Q 9
    K Q J 2

 

Opening lead: 9

1. Should West have led a spade after the hesitation?

2. East played the 10 at trick one. How did declarer make
the hand?

3. If the opening lead were a diamond, how might the
defenders defeat the contract?

SOLUTIONS

South
-
1NT
pass

West
-
pass
pass

North
-
3NT
 

East
pass (1)
pass (2)
 

(1) This hand from 1955 was before weak two bids were popular
(2) after a hesitation

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