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Muscle memory- BAD! (Wiener blues)

This past week the following hand occurred at IMPs:

North
62
986
AK432
K97
South
AJ4
A7543
108
J53
W
N
E
S
P
P
1
2
X
P
3
P
3NT
P
P
P

Clearly we are too high! The play through trick six was as follows:

1) 10 2 Q 4

2) Q 3 2 6

3) J 4 10 8

4) 3 J 9 6

5) 3 A 7 8

6) 7 K 5 8.

It seemed that West erred in playing the A at trick 5. East had already showed the KQ and the QJ. Likely, he would have overcalled a simple 1 if he also held the Q. The following cards remained:

North
9
A432
K9
South
A
A75
10
J5

Playing on autopilot, I cashed the K and ran the majors hoping to squeeze west in the minors. This was not to be. Down 1. However I had entries to dummy in both clubs and diamonds. I could have cashed the A. Now running the majors leaves this ending with three cards remaining:

North
4
K9
South
A
J5
.

On the play of the final major, West will be compressed down to Q plus two minor suit cards. If he started with Q10 and four diamonds there will be no guess in the end. However- and this is the KEY- if he started with three diamonds to an honor and the Qx, he may not appreciate the need to stiff the Q. If he retains two clubs in the end position, declarer, not having seen the fourth diamond, will end with this two-card matrix:

North
K9
South
J5
.

Expecting West to be left with two clubs, there is no alternative to leading the J. This would have worked, as the actual hand was:

West
109
K102
J97
AQ642
North
62
986
AK432
K97
East
KQ8753
QJ
Q65
108
South
AJ4
A7543
108
J53
W
N
E
S
P
P
1
2
X
P
3
P
3NT
P
P
P
D
3NT South
NS: 0 EW: 0

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