Bookworm Bridge Conundrums #12

This conundrum was written by Paul Thurston and was originally published in Bridge at the Breakfast Table - you can find out all about the book further down the page.

Let’s warm up for the week with a defensive problem first presented by Eddie Kantar. Deceptively simple, the solution often eludes most defenders.

Opening lead: Q

Imagine you are East — cover the West and South hands but keep an eye on the bidding. One of the real-life difficulties in defending high-level contracts is that you’re never quite sure how much you can trust the auction.

About the Book

Many Canadians do indeed get their daily dose of bridge ‘at the breakfast table’ — by reading Paul thurston’s daily column in the National Post, one of only two newspapers in circulation throughout the whole of Canada. This book is a collection of some of his best and most interesting articles — tips, oddities, and just plain interesting deals and stories.

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