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Mississippi Heart Hand - A rigged deal purportedly used by Whist cardsharps on the Mississippi River steamboats during the late 1800's.  The unknowing South is allowed to bid a large sum of money on the hand, which is doomed to lose.

  T 5 4 3 2

5 4 3 2
5 4 3 2
 

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


Contract: 6H

Declarer: South

J 9 8 7 6

8 7 6
T 9 8 7 6
  A K Q
A K Q J T 9

A K Q J
 

South's hand seems to be a winner by all accounts (29 HCP, zero Losing Trick Count, etc).  However, with West's Diamond lead, South can do no better than make 6 tricks.

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