Avoid Those Nasty Guesses

Avoid Those Nasty Guesses

We’ve all played contracts that you know can be made provided you guess right. The fate of the contract may depend on a two-way finesse for a queen, a finesse-or-drop guess, deciding which finesse to take, or judging whether to take a finesse or play for a squeeze to have worked. Declarer’s 3NT contract on this month’s deal from a Funbridge Team Game can always be made if declarer guesses well in the endgame. However, can you see how to avoid taking a guess at all?

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