Goren Bridge Society

SOS

North couldn’t think of a better place to go so he decided to let his partner play it in two clubs redoubled. He did have pretty good trump support.

South won the opening diamond lead with dummy’s ace as East contributed the jack. A low spade from dummy went to West’s queen. West shifted to the ace of clubs and then another club, ducked to East’s queen. East cashed the ace of spades, giving the defense its fourth trick, and followed with the jack of spades, giving declarer a chance. South ruffed the spade in dummy, leaving this position:

SOS

South and West discarded their spades on the king of clubs, but the jack of clubs gave West a problem. Declarer shed a low diamond, but if West did the same, dummy could play the king and another diamond to endplay West.

The forced heart from West would give South three heart tricks. When West discarded a low heart, instead, South exited dummy with a low diamond! East was forced to win and lead a heart, which also gave South three heart tricks. Making two redoubled. What’s the problem?

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