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David Levin
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May 13, 2015
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about me

I live in the mountains of western North Carolina (US) and work as a freelance editor of nonfiction. The latter was preceded by two lengthy stints as a systems engineer in the telecom industry. I have written and self-published several books and ebooks (one on bridge, the remainder on chess) and have recorded several digital audio tracks. I last played bridge in 2007.

Effective October 29, 2016, I will try to consistently use the gender-neutral Swedish pronoun "hen," which means "he or she" or "him or her," and the gender-neutral Swedish pronoun "hens," which means "his or her" or "his or hers."

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Plan your play.
Couldn't West hold something like Kxx Axx J KJxxxx, in which case ducking Trick 1 in Dummy and winning in the closed hand allows East to sandwich a spade lead between the two diamond entries?
Lame Claims
I agree with DB. Why wouldn't a declarer who thought that Dummy was on lead have simply called for one of Dummy's clubs instead of announcing the intent to take a club finesse?
Play 6NT
As noted above by Kit, this line would squeeze Dummy on the third round of spades.
Play 6NT
If West has Qx(x)(x)(x)(x) and started with either three or four spades (and I correctly guess which), then it's a lock: first spade taken, diamond toward the jack, diamond to the king, diamond toward the ten, diamond ace (pitching a heart), two more spades, and ...
No Race
Page 5, last paragraph: "Decarer" -> "Declarer".
Whats your plan - making 4S
I'm not sure what layout this line is aimed at. For example, with 4=3=4=2, North can discard a heart on the Q.
Whats your plan - making 4S
Hi, Steven. I refrained from commenting further because I still haven't firmly decided whether South's opening lead seems more likely from MUD or from three to the Q, although thinking along lines similar to Kit's had me still probably attacking trumps the same way as in my ...
Whats your plan - making 4S
South appears to have led from Q96. After the play as given, I cash the K and lead toward the 8, which holds my trump losers to one if South started with QT72 or Q972. Later, I'll lead toward the T for the additional heart pitch on the K.
ATB: The five level
If in addition to having weak hearts, North lacked first-round control of two side suits, I think 4 would have been an overbid. This suggests that South should drive to slam over 4.
Computer Bridge: Other Players' Inferences
Jim, I look forward to hearing how it goes. Also, I recall that Nicholas France planned to do some computer-bridge programming also, in case you might want to share ideas.
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