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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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WEST

[10 of Spades]
[9 of Spades]
[8 of Spades]
[6 of Spades]
[3 of Hearts]
[2 of Hearts]
[? of Diamonds]
[5 of Diamonds]
[4 of Diamonds]
[Ace of Clubs]
[Queen of Clubs]
[10 of Clubs]
[8 of Clubs]

NORTH

[Queen of Spades]
[3 of Spades]
[2 of Spades]
[King of Hearts]
[Jack of Hearts]
[8 of Hearts]
[6 of Hearts]
[King of Diamonds]
[Jack of Diamonds]
[10 of Diamonds]
[2 of Diamonds]
[9 of Clubs]
[4 of Clubs]

SOUTH

[Ace of Spades]
[King of Spades]
[Jack of Spades]
[7 of Spades]
[Ace of Hearts]
[Queen of Hearts]
[10 of Hearts]
[9 of Hearts]
[5 of Hearts]
[Ace of Diamonds]
[8 of Diamonds]
[6 of Diamonds]
[King of Clubs]

EAST

[5 of Spades]
[4 of Spades]
[7 of Hearts]
[4 of Hearts]
[? of Diamonds]
[7 of Diamonds]
[3 of Diamonds]
[Jack of Clubs]
[7 of Clubs]
[6 of Clubs]
[5 of Clubs]
[3 of Clubs]
[2 of Clubs]

If you finessed West for the queen of diamonds, you lose. But if you finessed East, you still lose. No finesse is necessary. Win the spade lead in either hand, draw trumps and continue playing spades, discarding a club from dummy.

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