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Scissor coup

Posted by Nick Hughes on Thursday, 30 October 2014 at 08:41

From Match 1

West leads H4, which declarer ducks, playing East for a 5-card suit since no 2H opening. Winning the next heart in dummy, declarer leads a trump. Taking the finesse is one off. West wins SK, crosses to partner's DA for a heart ruff. That looks to have happened 12 times.

Declarer should play SA, then three rounds of clubs, pitching a diamond. As it happens, West gets to ruff the third club but that's all.