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Bennett Murder -  A true tragedy which occurred in 1931; John S. Bennett was shot to death by his wife during a bitter argument over a hand at the Bridge table. While she was tried for murder, the Jury acquitted her.  The hands are believed to be:

  A 10 6 3
10 8 5
4
A 9 8 4 2
 
Q 7 2
A J 3
A Q 10 9 2
J 6


Contract: 4S

Declarer: South

4
Q 9 4
K J 7 6 3
Q 7 5 3
  K J 9 8 5
K 7 6 2
8 5
K 10
 

 

  W N E S
         
  - - - 1S
  (2D) 4S (P) P
  (P)      

John Bennett made a "psychic" opening bid of 1S, not uncommon during that era.

Unfortunately, Mr. Bennett didn't make the contract of his life.  Can you?


 

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