- Q x x A K x x x A K J x x A K J x x x A K J 9 x x x
I'm in 7 hearts with a trump lead.
I can see that spades have to be 4-2 (they are) so I start by ruffing a spade. I come to hand with diamond ace and ruff.
I ruff another spade (they both follow suit) and now I should be home. But how to get back in hand ? I don't dare to ruff another diamond, so I play Ace and another club.
I get overruffed.
Bad luck ? Not really. Take another look at the trump suit.
Don't ask me why, but I took that first trick with the Ace when the 9 would have done !!!
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Written : 1996-11-04