Victor Champion Cup 2012 - blog 3
Posted 11 June 2012 by Ron
Try this problem:
West dealer : Nil vulnerable
(1) 2-suiter, hearts and diamonds
(2) Interested in penalties
(3) For takeout
What would you lead as West from:
Our team (Bill Jacobs – Ben Thompson, Matt Mullamphy and I) began with a 14-16 loss, then a 22-8 win and a 21-9 win. Alas a 12-18 loss in the last match led to an ordinary day. We are lying second, only just, but the leaders, the Noble team, are 30 VPs ahead and should win the event easily.
You can find all the results on the www.abf.com.au website and there are matches daily on BBO.
This was Round 8, Board 23:
When dummy has shown two suits and declarer has shown a preference, a trump lead is usually attractive. This is especially so when partner has indicated a desire for penalties. Matt Mullamphy started with the Q. South took the A and led the K. West won and reverted to the 7, two, ten. East cashed the K and shifted to the 6. South took the A, cashed the Q and ruffed a spade. Declarer still had a trump trick to come, but the defence took the rest for +800.
At the other table it went:
West dealer : Both vulnerable
That scored +110, but –12 Imps. Datum: E-W +180
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