Double Dummy Corner

 

George Coffin's Collection:  No. 58

composed by Kurt Bendix

DR2

♠ AJ

 K

 Q1094

♣ A54

♠ 6

 AQ

 7652

♣ K63




♠ Q98

 none

 KJ83

♣ 1097

♠ 74

 862

 A

♣ QJ82

South to lead with hearts as trumps.  North-South to win eight tricks.

Unfortunately I didn't discover until July 2017 that this problem is unsound.  The solution given by Coffin assumes that South leads the ♣Q at trick two, followed by the ♣J when West ducks.  In that case the play is quite interesting, but on either of those tricks South could alternatively lead a low club, ducked to East, and then the play is less interesting.

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