Bookworm Bridge Conundrums #4

This conundrum was written by Danny Roth and was originally published in the book, Combining your chances - you can find out all about it further down the page.

Chapter 1 from ‘Better Declarer Play: Combining Your Chances’


West leads the ❤️Q to his partner’s ❤️A. East returns the ❤️9 and your ❤️K wins.

How do you continue?

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2 comments on “Bookworm Bridge Conundrums #4”

  1. I worried that conditions of contest might affect the result but the problem is well constructed and it seems moot.

  2. I suggest an additional extra chance. Lead the DJ at trick 3. If it is covered you have 9 tricks, if not win with the K and play the CA and continue as suggested

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