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Ethics of Taking Advantage of Hitches

North
KQJ4
J1087
QJ43
K
South
A107632
A52
AK92
W
N
E
S
P
1
3
4
6
6
P
P
P

They lead the 5.  You win in hand and draw trumps in three rounds (West holding three of them, and East pitching one of each side suit), ruffing the K along the way (RHO doesn't cover), and then run the diamonds (ending in hand), West pitching three clubs while East pitches one more club.  Since it seems most likely that West started with 3=2=1=7 shape, you decide your best shot is to play him for a doubleton honor. 

You could simply play A and another heart, but you could equally well lead a small heart from your hand, putting up the jack if LHO plays small, planning to go up ace on the second round if RHO wins the first round.  One advantage of this is, if West hitches with a small doubleton and your play fails, you can call the director and ask for an adjusted score, suggesting that without the hitch you might have considered letting the heart return ride around to dummy's ten.

I would take it further and state explicitly that I would have played differently without the hitch. (Lying is OK.)
Yes, I would do this and would attempt to get the score adjusted, but I would use words like "might have considered" to avoid lying.
I wouldn't alter my line of play to take advantage of a hoped-for hitch, but it's ethical to do so
Wait, this isn't ethical.

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