Double Dummy Corner

 

Competition Problem #1

composed by

 Hugh Darwen and DeepFinesse, 2000
improved by Vincent Labbé, 2008

DR8

 K654

 65

 A95432

 A

 AJ87

 KQJ7

 K

 J1097




 10

 43

 10876

 865432

 Q932

 A10982

 QJ

 KQ

South to make three spades. West leads the J.

I think this is possibly the most difficult problem I have ever composed, though I have to admit that the idea was mostly DeepFinesse's!  It started life as a random deal in which I found some interesting points in DF's analysis.  If you send me a correct solution you will certainly be awarded the maximum 8 DD Master Points (and therefore 2 Star Points).  I assume that solutions are arrived at without the aid of computer programs like DeepFinesse.

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