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winning return at trick two is the 5 of diamonds. You
diamond tricks and call it a day. But can you
find this play
of the one-diamond opening bid?
Perhaps. Partner's lead was
high from a bad
holding (he should have led the 6) or fourth
K-9-6-5. But South's jack of hearts is suspicious.
the Q-J doubleton, partner has a seven-card
suit, yet he passed
1 at favorable vulnerability.
Once you start getting suspicious,
may come to
realize that declarer has three heart
sure looks like he has five club tricks and the ace
spades in dummy.
that case, your only hope to defeat the contract is
and maybe, just maybe, declarer has
opened a three-card suit.
(Another possibility is that
declarer has the 7-4-3-2 of diamonds
take four diamond tricks facing partner's A-Q-10.)
This is a
true hand, but East did not find the diamond
switch. Did you?
a nice weekend.