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Heard of the intra-finesse? Thirty of us have now thanks to Ed Barnes' Tuesday night talk on 26 September.

When would you open up a suit, trying to win as many tricks as possible, by leading to the 975 and play the seven? When you miss the K and Q and need the eight to be onside, of course.

Quoting hands played by past world champions Ed introduced us to several plays where key cards held in short suits are the target - and need to be either squashed or forced to be played without losing your own high cards.

Sound advanced? Some of them may be, but some not - make up your own mind - see Ed's notes.