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Common Game Monday 27 January (rotated 90 degrees)

West
983
AKJ632
J
973
North
Q10
1085
AK93
J864
East
J64
4
Q10865
K1052
South
AK752
Q97
742
AQ
W
N
E
S
P
1
3
3
P
4
P
P
P
D
4 South
NS: 0 EW: 0

As East I was happy to see partner lead the K (KQ or AK with a singleton).

Wouldn't you be happy to see the A hold the lead?

At the table you'd wait on your ruff; and partner duly cashes the second high heart and gives you the ruff with J.

You exit with the trump; but it is too late. Even if you play a diamond declarer takes a club finesse and runs all the trump to reduce to a three-card ending with a club and two diamonds in hand, a diamond and  two clubs in dummy.

Playing reverse signals the defense has no chance; playing standard methods the defense can prevail in almost plausible fashion. H!K and a diamond shift is really impossible to find, but if West gives his partner a ruff at trick two with the highest affordable spot, might East work out to play his partner for the J or a diamond void and shift to a diamond? that breaks up the position. The count has not been rectified, and the best declarer can do is finesse in clubs, draw trumps, and exit in hearts. So long as West wins the next heart to play a second club, the tension in the ending is gone.

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