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A Basic Slam

10 8 6
K 6
A 9 5
K Q J 5 3
9 5 4 2
J 9 3
6 3
A 9 7 2
 
Q J 7 3
Q 5 2
Q J 7
8 6 4
A K
A 10 8 7 4
K 10 8 4 2
10
Notrump makes at most 10 tricks with repeated spade leads. Declarer has four club tricks, and two tricks in each other suit.
In hearts or diamonds, it is impossible to avoid a trump loser, so if the defense takes its ace off the top, declarer is stuck at 11 tricks.
The 6 contract, however, is cold. It is not hard at all to ruff out the hearts, draw trumps, and take your twelve tricks.
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Thomas Andrews (bridge@thomasoandrews.com), © 1999-2014.
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