Double Dummy Corner

 

Competition Problem 147a

composed by Steve Bloom
presented for solving in May 2017

DR4

♠ QJ10

 AJ6543

 A8

♣ Q4

♠ 432

 2

 5432

♣ A8765

♠ K

 10987

 KJ1096

♣ KJ10

♠ A98765

KQ

 Q7

♣ 932

(a) South to make five spades.  West leads a diamond.
(b) How would the contract be defeated if the 8 and 7 are swapped?

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