Source: IBPA Column Service IMPs;  Dealer South; All Vul
8 4 J 7 6 Q J 10 7 3 7 5 3
J 10 9 6 Q 9 8 3 A 9 5 Q 8 7 5 3 2 10 5 2 8 2 K 10 9 4
A K Q A K 4 K 6 4 A J 6 2
West North East South
Pass 2 Pass 2NT
Pass 3NT Pass Pass
Opening Lead J West led the J after this straightforward auction. Declarer counted six top tricks. He saw that unless there were a singleton or doubleton A, he would make only two tricks in the diamond suit; otherwise the defender with the A would take it only on the third round of the suit. So, declarer had only eight certain tricks. The one chance for a ninth trick outside of diamonds was in clubs. Any approach would do if clubs proved to break 3-3. Declarer saw that there was  an extra chance available in the suit if he ducked a club at trick two. East took the trick with the 9 and returned a spade to declarer’s A. Now declarer cashed the A and was please to see the Q fall on his left. Declarer’s next move was to play the K, which was allowed to hold. A diamond to the Q won and declarer now led dummy’s remaining club towards his jack-six. East rose with the K and declarer’s J was then his ninth trick.