One question Zia was asked: "Experts always guess a two-way finesse correctly. How can I learn to do so too?"
As Zia points out, experts only get it right more often than not. Sometimes, however, it can become a certainty. On this deal, South landed in Seven No-trumps and West led the #Q. There were 12 top winners and clearly everything depended on the view he took in spades.
The key point is that there is absolutely no hurry to take a guess in spades. The authors take the reader through a step-by-step counting process. After winning with the #A, declarer plays off four rounds of hearts to see East discarding two spades - so West started with four hearts. Next, four rounds of clubs expose the position in that suit when West discards two diamonds. Finally a diamond to the king sees East out.
So West has been proved to have started with a 1-4-6-2 distribution and, after cashing the 4K, declarer can finesse the ten with complete confidence.Reuse content