Double Dummy Corner


Competition Problem 53

composed by Steve Bloom
presented for solving in July, 2009


♠ AQ1042



♣ 876

♠ KJ93



♣ 95

♠ 5



♣ KJ32

♠ 876



♣ AQ104

West leads the 9 against South’s contract of five spades.  At trick three, declarer has two strong attempts for the contract.  How do East-West thwart these tries?  How would declarer succeed against less than perfect defence?

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