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Competition Problem 22

composed by Steven Bloom
presented for solving in December, 2006

DR7

♠ QJ6

 Q10432

 AKxx

♣ 5

♠ AK5432

 K

 109x

♣ 1076

♠ 10

 J98765

 QJx

♣ QJ9

♠ 987

 A

 876

♣ AK8432

South is in three no-trumps.  West leads the ♠K.
The diamond x's represent the 2, 3, 4, and 5.
Which arrangements of those spot cards will defeat three no-trumps?  Why?

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