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Blackwood or not Blackwood, that is the Question

Blackwood or not Blackwood, that is the Question

By In 15th World Bridge Series, Articles On 24th September 2018


This deal from the first set of the round of 64 in the Rosenblum posed a question:

I suspect East intended 4NT to ask for key cards, but West took a different view. South led the Picche10 and declarer won with the ace, cashed the QuadriK and continued with the jack, putting up the ace when West showed no discomfort. He then ran the Fiori9 and was three down,-150.
It’s worth noting that at the end of the deal not a word was exchanged – clearly EW are made of the right stuff.

Blackwood was nowhere to be seen at this table.
South led the Picche10 and declarer won, crossed to the QuadriA, played a diamond to the jack, drew the outstanding trump and claimed, +920 and 14 IMPs to Lavazza.


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