South (Robin Hood) opened One Spade, West overcalled with Two Diamonds, North raised to Three Spades, and South went on to game. West led the nine of hearts against Four Spades and, after winning in dummy, declarer drew trumps in two rounds.
It seemed unlikely, after West's overcall, that either the ace of diamonds or the king of clubs would be right, so declarer crossed to dummy's other top heart and made the key play - a diamond to the eight. West won with the ten, cashed the ace and - he thought - exited with queen of diamonds.
That was his intention but, on the third diamond, declarer discarded his losing heart. West was end-played - whether he led a club or conceded a ruff and discard, declarer had his tenth trick.Reuse content