Double Dummy Corner

 

Competition Problem 118a

composed by Ian Budden
(presented for solving in December 2014)

DR5

♠ Q

 A10x32

 J8y

♣ QJ32

♠ 6543

 Q9

 K942

♣ 654

♠ K108

 KJx54

 A10

♣ K97

♠ AJ972

 8

 Qy53

♣ A108

South is in three no-trumps.  West leads the 2.
The cards marked x are the
6 and 7; the cards marked y are the 6 and 7.
How must the cards marked x and y be placed to enable East-West to defeat the contract?  How is the contract made if those cards are placed differently?

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