Bridge Deal of the Week (February 15 2017)

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The Auction:

West North East South
  1 Pass 1♠
Pass 3♣ Pass 4NT
Pass 5 Pass 5NT
Pass 6 Pass 7NT
all pass      

West has led the ♠5. You can count on four (hopefully one more) tricks in spades, two in hearts and diamonds, three in clubs. You miss the Q and Q, and although a chance of winning a single finesse is 50 %, the probability of two finesses both being successful is only 25%. Besides – you cannot afford to lose a trick as you have just declared 7NT.

How are you going to make it?

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Find a way to take 13 tricks without finessing.

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