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Anyone can win the Cadillac
Charles Goren
December 01, 1958
At the Fall Nationals in Detroit they have some all-comers events that sound enticing
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December 01, 1958

Anyone Can Win The Cadillac

At the Fall Nationals in Detroit they have some all-comers events that sound enticing

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West was furious that the five-diamond bid had stolen his big hand, but he envisioned a reasonable penalty. He opened a king, and he is still waiting to take a trick. Dummy ruffed all of declarer's losing clubs, and South made a grand slam.

The strange part of this deal is not what actually happened but what might have. Suppose East had "rescued" the double to five hearts. Suppose West had then bid six hearts. North should prepare to set seven hearts, while getting ready to save at seven diamonds. He should make a cue-bid of seven clubs. Now, if the opponents bid seven hearts a club lead will set them. And if they double seven diamonds, West can beat it only by opening his singleton trump.

Of course, it is the correct lead—but even in national championships the correct lead isn't always made. And so I'll no doubt be telling you when I report what happens in Detroit in the near future.

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