Sunday 12 April

Number 2

Congratulations to Troy van-de-L’Isle who wins the second weekly quiz. 19 members had a go at this question.

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Gerald Della-Porta
Gerald Della-Porta
10 months ago

AH KH QD AD QH KD xD xD 9H 7H

Iain Grant
Iain Grant
10 months ago

Hearts need to be 3-2 and diamonds no worse than 4-2. Play heart King then Queen of diamonds followed by small diamond to the Ace. Play a small diamond from dummy and ruff with heart Jack. Play small heart to the Queen then discard two losing clubs on the Diamonds

Edward Clutton
10 months ago

You have to establish a long diamond on which to discard your third club.
Therefore, you need diamonds to be no worse than 4-2.
So play QD, then small to the KD and ruff a third diamond high.
You will then need hearts to be 3-2 and can pick up the trumps before cashing the last two diamonds.

David Kaye
10 months ago

KH. If both follow play for 4-1 D split – QD, AD, D ruff with JH, QH. Long D is 10th trick

If H’s split 4-1 play for 3-3 D split – QH, QD, JH, AD, KD.

Christine McLaren
Christine McLaren
10 months ago

Draw all trumps starting low to QH and finishing high in hand. Take QD then low diamond to KD and AD discarding a club on second diamond.

Troy van-de-l'Isle
Troy van-de-l'Isle
10 months ago

My plan is to set up a 4th diamond. This relies on hearts being 3-2 and diamonds being no worse than 4-2. If hearts are 4-1 then I need diamonds to be 3-3.
Play KH, if hearts are 3-2 then play QD then diamond to Ace, ruff a small diamond with JH then a small heart to Q to cash the rest of the diamonds and discard 2 clubs.
If hearts are 4-1 then small heart to Q, diamond back to the Q, draw the last trump and cross to the top diamonds and hope they are 3-3

Roy Heanes
Roy Heanes
10 months ago

Best chance if trumps split 3/2 and Diamonds split 3/3. Play AH, KH, QD, 8D to dummy’s K. Then play small D from dummy and ruff with JH. Lead 7H to dummies Q to take out last trump. Then play AD then 5D discarding a club each time then ruff 4C with last trump.,

Sarinder Singh
Sarinder Singh
10 months ago

I think… The contract now depends on the distribution of the red suits. Firstly we need to check if trumps are 3-2 or 4-1. If the trumps are 3-2 we have the chance to ruff the the third round of diamonds and circumvent a 4-2 distribution in diamonds. So I would now play the King of trumps. If all follow, I would play Q of diamonds, small to Ace diamonds and ruff small diamond with the J trumps. Cross to Q trumps removing last trump and then play King and small diamond. Ruff last club. If someone does not follow… Read more »

Bronwen McWhinney
Bronwen McWhinney
10 months ago

Well you can’t throw them in! D have to be 3-3. or 4- 2 if last H not in short D hand. Cash KH then Q A K D. If they are 3-3 draw last trump with QH if not, ruff diamond with J then draw final trump.

Jeff BOND
10 months ago

Play HK; if diamonds are 3:2 then DQ followed by D to the AD. Ruff a small D with the J, draw the last trump by going to dummy with the QH and throw club losers on the diamond winners.
If the hearts were 4:1 at trick 6 then you have to draw trumps [small to QH back to DQ and JH] and rely on the Diamonds being 3:3 for the club discards.

RobHEdi
RobHEdi
10 months ago

Draw 2 rounds of trumps with A and K.
Win Q diamonds, play 8 of diamonds to Ace. Ruff a low diamond high (with Jack hearts).
Play a low trump to Q.
Play A diamnds and the 5th diamond, discarding 2 losing clubs.
Works when trumps split 3-2 and diamonds no worse than 4-2.

Rosa Bisset
Rosa Bisset
10 months ago

Play K Hearts hoping all follow suit and looking out for 10h to drop. then Q diamonds, then small diamond to A. Hoping all follow suit, play small diamond and ruff with Jack or 9. Small heart to Q, K diamonds discard a club. Hope last diamond a winner. All depends on diamond split no worse than 4 /3 and 10H dropping in first or second round of hearts

Dan Findlay
Dan Findlay
10 months ago

At trick 2, cash king of hearts. If the trumps break 4-1, cross to queen of hearts, back to queen of diamonds, draw the last trump with the knave of hearts, and lead 8 of diamonds to the ace and king, relying on a 3-3 split for 10 tricks. If, at trick 2, both opponents follow in hearts, play queen of diamonds and 8 of diamonds to the ace. Then ruff a small diamond with the knave, setting up the diamonds if they split 4-2. (or 3-3). A small heart to the queen now enters dummy, drawing the final trump,… Read more »

Patrick Lawrence
Patrick Lawrence
10 months ago

Play AH to dummy’s 2H; KH to 8H; QD to 2D; 8D to AD; Dummy’s 4D to 7H; 9H to QH; KD to 3C; 5D to 8C; 5C to JH;

Hasan Choudhury
Hasan Choudhury
10 months ago

The play continues with a HK, then DQ, then DK, then, 5D and ruff, and a 3rd round of trumps to the HhQ followed DA and the discard the Clubs on the last 2 Diamonds.

COLIN WHYTE
COLIN WHYTE
10 months ago

Play king of hearts next. Suppose one of the opponents had a singleton heart. Then all you can do is run the hearts, discarding the losing club and a small diamond. Take the queen of diamonds, cross over to dummy, and pray that the diamonds split 3 – 3. Suppose the hearts split 3 – 2. Take the queen of diamonds, cross to the ace, and ruff a small diamond, ruffing high, in hand. Then cross over to the queen of hearts, removing the opponents last trump. If diamonds split no worse than 4 – 2 then the remaining diamonds… Read more »

Pamela Warner
Pamela Warner
10 months ago

I suspect I am falling into a trap you have set Damien….
So, after A H played, 3 Hs still in oppositions’ hands.

I would play QD from hand, then cross to AD in dummy, then trump a small D back to hand, leaving Kx D in dummy.
Then play KH from hand, then small H to dummy’s Q – hopefully meaning all trumps now drawn…..
In dummy now, so play KD and discard losing C from hand, which should mean the remaining Dx in dummy is now good. Play it and discard last C in hand, then claim.

Ken Brown
Ken Brown
10 months ago

Play KH, QD followed by 8D to the AD. Then ruff a diamond with JH and 7H to QH to complete drawing trumps. Then cash KD and the fifth diamond for 10 tricks. This works whenever the trumps split 3-2 and the diamonds are no worse than 4-2.

John Malcolm
John Malcolm
10 months ago

Cash QD , 7H to QH: AD,KD, 4D discarding 2 clubs from West; If KD is ruffed by South, overruff by West and lead small club to void East and West of clubs. Ruff a club return in East with the 8H, ruff a diamond return by West, or take a heart return by West working out where the 10H is for the ending.