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Does anybody remember Garozzo's immortal defense where he switched to a diamond out of nothing, messing declarer's communications and setting him in 3NT, with the game appearing to be cold?

West
A
K964
KJ732
Q109
North
84
Q873
104
A7642
East
QJ732
J102
AQ8
KJ
South
K10965
A5
965
853
W
N
E
S
1
P
1
P
1NT
P
2
P
2
P
3NT
P
P
P
D
8
3NT West
NS: 0 EW: 0
4
K
3
9
2
0
1
2
5
A
8
0
0
2
2
4
Q
5
2
0
3
Q
K
4
4
3
1
3
9
5

Hard to forget such board. That was really a brilliant defense by a brilliant player.

And today, today is a special day because something similar happened again. Well, almost happened...

 

Semifinals of Spingold 2013, 2nd segment

Bocchi - Madala (team Gromov) vs. Nowosadzki - Kalita (team Bridge24)

1 was 2+, 1 was a transfer promising 5+ and some values.

Against opponents' 3NT Norberto Bocchi (seating North) found a good lead - his singleton club. The play continued as shown:

West
KQ73
K53
AK65
A8
North
862
A9842
8432
4
East
1095
J107
J10
KJ962
South
AJ4
Q6
Q97
Q10753
W
N
E
S
P
P
1
X
1
P
1
1NT
P
3NT
P
P
P
D
13
3NT West
NS: 0 EW: 0
4
2
10
A
0
0
1
8
2
K
3
2
0
2
5
4
K
6
0
0
3
5
2
10
Q
3
1
3
4

 

My question is simple - seating South, after taking the Q, what would have returned Agu, one of three greatest Argentinian M's (in alphabetical order: Madala - Maradona - Messi), if his partner Norby didn't tilt him up by going down (almost twice!) in 3x the previous board, instead of believing opponent's 2 lead and scoring an easy +930?

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