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Dealer South. All VUL

K 10 2
Q 9 8 3
A Q 10 4
Q 7
A Q
J 10 7 6 4
K J 9 7 3
4
West North East South
1
Pass 3 Pass 4
Pass Pass Pass

West leads the 2.

Plan the play.

The defenders have two quick tricks in trumps and one in clubs. That two of diamonds smells of a singleton, and a ruff may defeat the contract. East must have at least one of the top clubs, and if you start on trumps you are likely to go down.

What you must do is try to destroy the enemy communications in clubs. The ruff will probably be averted if the defenders can communicate only in trump.

Your chance lies in finding trump 2-2 with divided honours, or three trumps including both honours with West. Also West will need to have the spade jack.

The complete deal could be:

K 10 2
Q 9 8 3
A Q 10 4
Q 7
J 9 5 3
A 2
2
J 9 8 5 3 2
8 7 6 4
K 5
8 6 5
A K 10 6
A Q
J 10 7 6 4
K J 9 7 3
4

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