Spring National Open Teams, Round 1, South dealer : Nil vulnerable
[Hand rotated: original Est is now North]
North East South
--- --- Pass
1C Dble Pass 1H
1S 1NT 2S 3D
Pass 4H All pass
West led the S2, taken by the ace. South, Bill
Haughie, ruffed a spade and played a diamond. West might have done better to
duck, but in fact played the DA. The H4 switch went two – ten – king. South played another diamond, nine, jack and
ruffed dummy’s last spade. Then came a club to the queen and the CA was cashed,
South now played the DK and East had no answer. After
a low ruff, a spade came back. South ruffed and pitched dummy’s last club.
South had to make two of the last three tricks and his game.