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Match 5 slam

Posted by Nick Hughes on Monday, 14 July 2014 at 22:10

Can you make 6S on a club lead? Paul Lavings explained how.

Play low from dummy. South will insert C9 as you ruff. Cash HA, draw trumps then start running diamonds. When they don't break, exit with a low heart. South is down to clubs, so dummy's CQ is your 12th trick. Neat. Same on a diamond lead.

Why cash HA early? Get in before South works out to unblock HK. On the actual layout unblocking HK does not help the defence.