PAGE 36 On Bridge By ALFRED SHEINWOLD The ideal bridge signa ;gives your partner useful in Â·formation by the play of a xard that you don't need for any other purpose. The worst .kind of signal, as we see in ^today's hand, gives the information to declarer and wastes a card that you need to defeat the contract. South dealer Neither side vulnerable NORTH + 75 ? Q 10 8 5 O Q 4 * J 9 7 6 4 WEST + K 1 0 9 8 2 V 9 7 6 3 O A 8 5 * 5 SOUTH + AQ4 EAST 4 J 6 3 0 1 0 9 7 6 3 + Q 1 0 3 O K J 2 + A K 8 2 West North East Pass 3 NT All Pass Opening lead - * 10 South took the queen of spades and led the ace and king of clubs. West discarded the eight of diamonds on the second-club, telling everybody at the table that he had a high diamond. If South led another club East would set up the spades, and West would gain the lead with his act to run the rest of his long suit. The defenders would get three spades, a club and the two red aces. South had to abandon the clubs in order to knock out West's entry. After cashing the two top clubs, therefore, South led diamonds to force out West's ace. West could set up the spades but could never regain the lead to cash his tricks. Now South had time to go back to clubs. He lost a spade, a club and the two red aces, fulfilling the contract. If West simply discarded a low heart on the second round of clubs South would go down. Even if South went after diamonds, West would refuse the first diamond, take the next diamond and return a diamond to set up East's long suit. East would get in with a club to run the rest of the diamonds. This defense was impossible after West had discarded a diamond. DAILY QUESTION QUESTION: Partner opens with 2 NT, and the next player passes. You hold: S-K, 10, 9, 8, 2; H-9, 7, 6, 3; D-A, 8, 5; S-5. What do you say? ANSWER: Bid three clubs, the Stayman Convention, asking partner to bid a major suit of four or more cards. 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