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Competition Problem 53

composed by Steve Bloom
presented for solving in July, 2009

DR6

♠ AQ1042

 A7

 K93

♣ 876

♠ KJ93

 K432

 A107

♣ 95

♠ 5

 J1098

 J865

♣ KJ32

♠ 876

 Q65

 Q42

♣ 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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