Double Dummy Corner

 

Exchange & Win No. 5

composed by Commander Ernest Pawle, 1962

♠ none

 AK8

 A

♣ 8765432

♠ 97654

 976

 654

♣ none




♠ none

 QJ10

 KJ109

♣ QJ109

♠ AKQJ8

 543

 Q87

♣ none

North to lead with spades trumps.  North/South require 8 tricks.

Pawle obviously didn't set this as shown, because E&W problems were invented over 30 years later by Luigi Caroli.  He actually gave the winning exchange and asked solvers to analyse the play both before and after the exchange.

Which side wins on the layout shown?  What is the winning exchange?

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Hugh Darwen, 2001

Date last modified: 11 March, 2017