1. Risking partner's wrath

North Deals      

Love All

7 6 4

K 10 6 4

J 4 3 

K Q 3

A Q 2

J 9 8 2

A 10 5 2

10 9

J 10 9 8 3

7 3

K Q 7

J 6 5

 

K 5

A Q 5

9 8 6

A 8 7 4 2


West       

North       

East        

South                                                 

Opening Lead: 2 

   

Pass

Pass

1 NT

Pass

Pass

Pass

Sitting East you win partner's 2 with Q - highest card necessary - and when it wins, partner now knows you hold K. You may think to return K (top of remaining doubleton) then 7 But this will only give 4 tricks, more are needed. You should use this opportunity to switch to J♠ through declarer. This way the defence take the first 9 tricks. Without the spade switch at trick 2, declarer is safe in spades and makes 8 tricks.


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