Honor cards win many tricks, but often success is decided by the spot cards. West leads the diamond king against four hearts. Would you bet on declarer or the defenders? What is the key spot?
In the year ahead, knowledge and tenacity will be required to fulfill worthy objectives, and you will possess plenty of these important traits to accomplish your goals, even those you previously thought were unattainable.
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In the year ahead, you will be able to utilize acquired experience and knowledge in ways that will accelerate your rise to the top. Once on a roll, your progress will be rapid.
Look at the North-South diamond holdings in today's diagram. If you were South, having played a diamond toward the king-jack, would you call for the jack or for the king?
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In the year ahead, there is a strong possibility that you will become privy to valuable information that could put you on a new track in life. Much will depend on your own desires to make changes or take chances.
The contract is, say, four spades. Partner leads the heart ace and you wish to encourage him to continue hearts. Then, assuming you use normal signals, you hope to have a high heart. If you have Q-9-2, you are laughing, playing the nine. But if you have Q-3-2, you have to play the three and hope for the best. Partner will notice that the two is missing, but he might think declarer is hiding that card. When you do not have the necessary card, life can be tough.
In the year ahead, your endeavors will contain fertile seeds of success. If you find rich soil off which they can feed, they will grow into something not normally seen and yield a harvest of vast proportion.
We have been looking at advance control-bids (cue-bids), which allow one player to show a very suitable hand for play in partner's suit. Today's deal gives another example of this theme.
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DEAR DR. GOTT: My husband is 52 years old, 6 feet tall and 230 pounds. His cholesterol is 198, and he also has high blood pressure. He has been taking atenolol for 20 years, which has controlled it well. He has a physical every year.
Don't hesitate to get involved with a new system, new invention or new product in the year ahead. Chances are something quite innovative could turn out to be extremely fortunate for you and bring about much success.
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