ACBL Bridge Beat #33: 1955 Hand of the Year

Bridge writers usually write about hands with slams or intricate plays, but in 1955 the most innocuous and worthless ever seen was the talk of the town. Take a look:

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

13 players held the West hand in a Wednesday afternoon session at the 1955 Winter Nationals. Imagine their surprise when this little gem took the only defensive trick against 4.

The singleton club was led, and before declarer, South could set up the proper play of the hand, West ruffed a club.

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