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Competition Problem 130a

composed by Steve Bloom
(presented for solving in December, 2015)

DR8

♠ AQ76

 106

 32

♣ KJ1072

♠ K5432

 97

 AK87

♣ AQ

♠ none

 QJ5432

 109

♣ 86543

♠ J1098

 AK8

 QJ654

♣ 9

South is in four no-trumps.
(a) South to make the contract when West leads a spade.
(b) How can the contract be defeated?                             

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