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Is restricted choice ever wrong

1/4 of the way into a teams match and some fairly flat boards you pick up the following hand:

North
K10
873
K1082
9432
South
A65
AK10964
J64
J
W
N
E
S
P
1
P
2
P
4
P
P
P

Yes the 4 bid was v aggressive particularly for the vulnerability. However, if one doesn't stretch once in a while, one doesn't get so many interesting guesses...or such nice dummys.

 

Your LHO leads the Q on which Your RHO will play the 9 to indicate an even number.

 

Your opps are playing down the line. 2nd/4ths Standard Count, Standard Attitude.

 

Obviously you can win in either hand and play on clubs. This is (scenario A) and has some risks of its own.

 

Eventually though you are hopefully going to reach scenario B whereby you cash A and see the Q fall on your left. You now ruff a spade and lead a low heart off the deck. RHO smoothly plays the 2, 5.

 

Thoughts?

 

 

Win Spade in hand, Club suit, Then without anything extra finesse East for Jxx (expand below what occurence(s) in the club suit would change your mind)
Win Spade in dummy, Club suit, Then without anything extra finesse East for Jxx (expand below what occurence(s) in the club suit would change your mind)
Win Spade in hand, Club suit, then drop QJ (expand below what in the club suit would change your mind)
Win Spade on dummy, Club suit, then drop QJ (expand below what in the club suit would change your mind)
Not playing clubs, Trump Ace, ruff then finesse for Jxx
Not playing clubs, Trump Ace, ruff then drop QJ
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