Bridge Deal of the Week (September 21 2016)

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QJ103

AQ10752

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954

Deal
 
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98

QJ7532

KJ1082

 

 

Problem


The Auction:

 

West North East South
1NT Pass 4♥!* 4NT!**
Pass 5♣ Pass Pass
Dbl all pass  

 

 

* - Texas Trasfer

** - 4 Notrump Preempt

West opens the auction with 1 NT, you – as North – pass; East responds with 4 – a Texas Transfer meaning East has 6+ spades. In anticipation of the contract of 4♠ by the opponents, South interferes with 4 Notrump Preempt (a Weak Minor Preempt), which promises a long minor suit, 5 diamonds or 5 clubs.

You relay to clubs by bidding 5♣, South passes and West doubles.

East leads the ♠5. How are you going to play this hand?

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To ruff or not to ruff, that’s the question. If not, how to make sure you retain access to the hearts?

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