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North
K
984
AKJ109
KJ103
South
1065432
A5
Q
AQ87
W
N
E
S
1
P
1
P
2
P
2
P
3
P
3
P
4
P
P
P

Some notes:

 

 

2: South liked his clubs opposite partner's call and decided the hand was worth forcing to game (essentially the smallest lie).

3: North denied three spades and/or a heart stopper.

3: South started to envision a club game or slam opposite good diamonds and no wastage in hearts and spades.  He thought he would play 4 opposite a doubleton, expecting the field to be there if they were in game at all, and 5 or even 6 opposite a stiff spade.  Partner could have all sorts of good spade holdings and his diamonds didn't need to be semi-solid.  3NT occurred to South but he dismissed it since there was possibly at most one stopper in each major.

4: North didn't think he could bid 3NT without so much as a partial stopper, and figured a stiff honor was just as good as two since partner's six-card suit didn't rate to be terrible.

4 was not a success.

The board was played 13 times.  Three pairs played 3NT making four.  Two played 5 making five (six is tricky but doable).  Our heroes went down in 4 and one pair went down in 6.  The other six pairs did not reach game.

Where did North/South go off the rails?

South's hand wasn't worth a 2 call.
South should have bid 3NT instead of 3 - he can basically call partner's hand, and see ten tricks in NT.
North should have bid 3NT instead of 4 - it cannot show a heart stopper, so must show 1354 exactly.
South should have carried on over 4 - his spades are bad enough that 4 will be no picnic while 5 rates to be very good, plus he has already bypassed a NT game he can be pretty sure is making.
None of the above [explain].
More than one of the above [explain].

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