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West
Q106
K5
A1065
AQ97
South
J87
974
J87
5432
W
N
E
S
P
1
P
2
P
2NT
P
3NT
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setting, final of a regional KO.

for reasons best known to yourself you decide to lead the 5 of . Declarer plays small from dummy and partner wins the jack. He cashes the ace of  and returns a small one for the 8 and your 9. Before you can congratulate yourself on your nice lead declarer folds his cards without showing them and claims 9 tricks. While taking your cards from the next board west asks his partner about his hand and east tells him that he held a 4441 with the singleton king of .

His claim of 9 tricks makes only sense if his hand looks like

East
AKxx
108xx
K
KJxx

so you now know that he has not 9 but 10 tricks, you are unable to cash the 4th .

what would you do, tell him he has 10 tricks or don't tell him and accept his claim?

 

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