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Going down the old tube—in spades
Walter Bingham
May 08, 1978
This wasn't a commuters' game on the Long Island Rail Road. This was big time on the big eye. And this was disaster
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May 08, 1978

Going Down The Old Tube—in Spades

This wasn't a commuters' game on the Long Island Rail Road. This was big time on the big eye. And this was disaster

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What Kantar had devised was a defensive problem for Gene Mako, an excellent player. Mako, it was hoped, would find the right line of play to destroy what seemed like an ironclad contract for the hapless declarer. I was the declarer.

To give you the same problem Mako had, only the dummy (Barbara Hamman) and Mako's hand are shown at first:

NORTH
(Hamman)

[10 of Spades]
[4 of Spades]
[3 of Spades]
[Ace of Hearts]
[King of Hearts]
[6 of Hearts]
[5 of Hearts]
[8 of Diamonds]
[3 of Diamonds]
[Ace of Clubs]
[King of Clubs]
[Queen of Clubs]
[4 of Clubs]

EAST
(Mako)

[King of Spades]
[Jack of Spades]
[9 of Spades]
[2 of Spades]
[2 of Hearts]
[Ace of Diamonds]
[7 of Diamonds]
[6 of Diamonds]
[4 of Diamonds]
[7 of Clubs]
[6 of Clubs]
[5 of Clubs]
[2 of Clubs]

SOUTH
3 [Heart]

WEST
PASS

NORTH
4 [Heart]

EAST
ALL PASS

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