Here is an interesting play problem that many faced at the elite CNTC Open Teams event during the recent Canadian Bridge Championships. Let’s see if you can do better in finding the line to make this contract. The solution can be found in the August Bridge Canada Magazine, under ‘Members Section’ at the top of this page. For those who do not belong to the CBF, membership is $18 CDN: ‘Join the CBF’ under ‘About the CBF’.

Match 11, Board 22. Dealer East. E-W Vul.

♠ Q 4
Q J 3 2
A Q 10 5 2
♣ 8 5
♠ J 8 6
4
J 8 7 6 3
♣ 10 9 7 4
♠ K 9 2
K 9 8 5
4
♣ A K Q J 2
♠ A 10 7 5 3
A 10 7 6
K 9
♣ 6 3

West        North        East        South
–               –               1♣            1♠
Pass          2            Dbl          2
Pass          3            Pass        4
All Pass

Lead: ♣10.  East plays three rounds of clubs. Plan the play.