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Duplication Of Values - The undesirable situation when both partners have controls in the same Suit.
 
  Q 9 8 7 5
10 8 3
K Q 4
A Q
 
10 6
A K Q
A 10 3 2
10 9 8 7

 

Deal: North

4 3
9 4 2
9 8 7
6 5 4 3 2
  A K J 2
J 7 6 5
J 6 5
K J
 

North  East  South  West 
  1S      (P)     4S

While N/S have 27 points, West gets 4 quick tricks when on lead, setting opponents.  Why?  Notice N/S's unfortunate duplication of Club values: the Q J are duplicated values.

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