6S at the Toronto Bridge Club

On July 17, 2017, at the Toronto Bridge Club, my partner Paul Selick and I got to 6S by me in the East. After South played HJ on the second Heart, which I ruffed in dummy, I played for a 3-3 Heart break (which would let me make 7) and went down 1.  Greg Lawler pointed me to the best line: draw trump, overtake the Diamond King with the Ace, and take the Heart finesse. It loses, but a ruffing finesse brings home the Hearts. Note that this line also works if North has both Heart honors, as long as Hearts are no worse than 4-2.

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