‘Bridging’ the Trojan War

Never saw the TW depicted via a Bridge game … from the Inquirer:

The Trojan War having dragged on for 10 years, with neither side gaining an advantage, the weary Greeks and Trojans resolved to settle their conflict at the bridge table.

In today’s deal, Hector became declarer at four hearts for the Trojan forces after Ajax, the Greek East, had bid spades. The wily Odysseus, West, led a spade, and Ajax took the king and ace and, unable to attack the diamonds effectively, continued with the ten of spades. When Hector followed suit, Odysseus paused – and generously discarded the deuce of diamonds!

“I fear the Greeks even when they bear gifts,” Hector muttered – and instead of ruffing in dummy, he also discarded a diamond.

If West ruffs the third spade in front of dummy, South has no choice but to make his game. Nevertheless, Ajax wasn’t impressed.

“I wish you wouldn’t horse around on defense,” he growled at Odysseus.

“Did you say ‘wooden horse’? the Ithacan king asked. “You know, there might be something in that.”

… visit the original article to see if the hands work with the description. I don’t do the Bridge thing, so I have no idea …

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