Information
Hand 5372
Vul: None Dlr: South
Contract
Lead
Matchpoints

 

Bidding
W N E S
P
P 2H P 3C
dbl P 3D 4C
P P dbl P
P P
West
  QJ432
  4
  KQ972
  K4
North
  8
  KQJ985
  10643
  Q10

South
  K10765
 
 
  AJ986532
East
  A9
  A107632
  AJ85
  7

   

East must own an opening bid and a good number of hearts.

Hearts will not play well.

You should take the unusual action of advancing to three clubs despite being a passed hand.

West offers a takeout double but you choose to venture four clubs when East bid three diamonds.

East's penalty double ends an adventurous sequence.

West leads ?

The king of diamonds is ruffed and you continue with a low spade for the nine.

East returns a trump but you hop with the ace and ruff a spade felling the ace.

The contract is down one because you must lose three spades and the king of clubs.

If West begins with a heart, he will be sorry.

You ruff away the ace, play a spade for the nine and win the trump return with the ace.

A spade ruff brings down the ace and you dispose of a spade on a heart winner.

West ruffs but ten tricks are yours.

East could emerge with eleven tricks at diamonds on this wild deal when you begin the defense with ace and another club.