Author Topic: Poco's Play Problems  (Read 1141 times)

kenberg

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Re: Poco's Play Problems
« Reply #15 on: January 16, 2020, 02:33:12 AM »
Some seriously interesting hands.  I note that in Hand 1, it could also be thought of as a non-duck problem The opening lead is the !S J and i would expect third hand to put up the K. Holding AQx, declarer might be tempted to duck. If he does so, the recommended line will no longer work. A spade is continued, a heart is ducked, but now EW have two tricks, the ducked spade and the ducked heart. If declarer now cashes the high clubs and hearts, and then throws W in,  W will have three tricks as before, but 3+2=5.

So the heart duck is a good duck but a spade duck would be a bad duck. Some ducks are better than other ducks. 

Also Hand 1 often succeeded because opponents ducked diamonds twice. Gotta keep a close eye on those ducks!

And hand 2 is cold for 7 !D but I have no idea of how to get there!

Fun hands! Yesterday was an anniversary (our 25th) but I will try to get to the next run.

 
Ken