In my old papers, I recently found this bridge hand played by John Lowenthal. After a 2 preempt by East, South ultimately reached
Declarer (a well-known expert) put in the jack...queen, ruff. He then led the club jack to the king and tried a diamond toward the king. Unfortunately for him, West won the ace and returned a club, which South won in hand. The position was now:
Declarer now ruffed a diamond in dummy, led the spade queen to the ace, and finished an inglorious down one. Not good.
At the other table, John Lowenthal also reached
After ruffing the opening lead, Lowenthal simply led the
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