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The Answers
Edwin B. Kantar
December 20, 1976
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December 20, 1976

The Answers

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NORTH

[4 of Spades]
[3 of Hearts]
[Diamonds]
[King of Clubs]
[10 of Clubs]

SOUTH

[King of Spades]
[9 of Spades]
[Hearts]
[Diamonds]
[Jack of Clubs]
[4 of Clubs]

EAST

[Queen of Spades]
[Jack of Spades]
[Hearts]
[Diamonds]
[Ace of Clubs]
[Queen of Clubs]

With four cards left, you need three tricks. You have two. Play dummy's last trump. Presto, you have three! If East discards a spade, discard a club and take two more spade tricks. If East discards the queen of clubs, discard a spade and give up a club.

Incidentally, this ending works even if East does not have the queen of clubs. He still has to blank, his ace of clubs to protect spades and you can still play a low club to drive out the bare ace. You really do play beautifully.

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