The Stars Aligned!
Posted by Kim Frazer on Sunday, 22 October 2017 at 11:15
TBIB Open Teams Round 8, Board 16
So your partner lands you in 3NT and now you have to make it!
Things don't look too rosy with only 7 top tricks after 2♣ lead from South (Robert Krochmalik).
Looking at it optimistically, I decided the contract would make if the stars aligned for me. Diamonds had to be 3-3: Hearts had to be 3-3: North (Paul Lavings) had to return a ♣ after winning with the A♣ (Clubs looked to be 4-3). I really didn't want a ♠ switch at Trick 2.
The stars smiled - North returned a ♣ to my King. I played the A♥ followed by 8♥, ducking in dummy and won by North's 10.