By Eddie Kantar
Courtesy of KantarBridge.com
Neither vulnerable, IMPs
Opening lead: ♥K
Say you win the ♥A and duck a club to East’s jack. East cashes the HJx and exits with the ♣K you win the ace, West playing the ten. Wondering about spades? Okay, the time has come: you play the ♠K and East plays the jack. When you continue with a second spade, West plays low, of course. Which spade do you play from dummy, and worse, why?
This one’s a gimme. You can’t make the hand if the ♠J is a singleton as you will have a natural spade loser to go along with a heart and two club losers. The only hope to make your contract is that East has QJ doubleton so rise with the ace. Play to make!