The Rueful Rabbit — Down the rabbit hole…

What do you return?

Dear Bridge Players,

I was watching some trialists the other night on BBO and the following hand croped up.

East is an experiended player but didn’t get this right. So I suppose the problem is not that easy.

The Bidding

4C…P……5C All Pass

I really like Easts 3D bid for the lead and indicating Spade support.

The Lead

West lead the D6, small, Ace and 7.

The Problem
What sould East play next? Spade, Heart, Diamond or a Club?
I also need your reasoning and I’ll publish best explaination.


Have a good game,


Eamon GalliganSeptember 1st, 2008 at 2:34 pm

Rabbit East should play a spade as its the only possible loser that can disappear. Goes on a long heart after establishment. Monkey

Alex AlonFebruary 16th, 2010 at 4:59 pm

I think a Diamond is the right play, the 6 seems like a singlelton.

Qd is the right card i think.

with Kxx in diamonds p would bid over 4c.

later we will have another trick in H or spades.

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