Playing a practice match against expert opponents
on BBO, I'm in fourth seat and pick up
A63 AJ42 A10 AQ82. It has some promise,
but white on red, partner opens 3. So much
for promise. I bid 3NT, and all pass, of course.
I get the jack-denies 9 lead, and a little
surprisingly (no spade lead), I see
I have 11 tricks. Looks like the best chance for
twelve is a red-suit squeeze, or maybe RHO's holding
KQ or honor-doubleton. I cash the A
and cross to the K. I'm about to lead toward
the diamond holding when I realize that it can't hurt
to advance the jack, and if RHO covers...I do, he does,
and I claim 12 tricks.
I guess I should have won and continued with the 10. If
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