Double Dummy Corner

 

Competition Problem 112a

composed by Steve Bloom
presented for solving in June, 2014

DR7

♠ Q65

 K10654

 98

♣ K102

♠ J

 J732

 QJ107

♣ A865

♠ K32

 A98

 AK65

♣ J97

♠ A109874

 Q

 432

♣ Q43

South is in three spades.
(a) How is the contract made on a spade lead?
(b) How does it fail if the
6 and 7 are swapped?
(c) What happens if the 6 and 7 are also swapped, to give the diagram below?

♠ Q65

 K10754

 98

♣ K102

♠ J

 J632

 QJ106

♣ A865

♠ K32

 A98

 AK75

♣ J97

♠ A109874

 Q

 432

♣ Q43

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