Grisabel (Grizabella) is the main character of Cats, the unforgettable musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber. She sings the most recognizable of all songs, Memory, where she remembers her youth: I was beautiful then, she laments.
You play 6♥.
Take your time so you don't lament: I should have thought
Lead is ♦J. How do
you play ?
My partner, BBOer Grisabel
from Umbria made short work of the hand, proving bridge is a very
simple game for a cat.
Just count your tricks: 6 hearts, 2 diamonds, 1 club = 9. You need 3
other tricks. Where can you find them?
Look at the spade spots in dummy. Once the King is out, you have 4
spade tricks available, but you need only 3 spade tricks for 12 tricks.
How do you establish the spades?
Grisabel took the lead with the ♦Ace,
played immediately the ♦King
and discarded the... ♠Ace
She then ran the ♠Queen, discarding a club, taken by LHO.
Claim!‼ No lament.