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Some Deals Are Just too Tough

Looking at the hand records from the final session of the LM Pairs, I found this beauty.

 

West
95
AK94
AQ843
73
East
J1082
Q1072
KJ109
5
W
N
E
S
P
P
1
1
1
?

 

Of course, I have no record of any of the auctions, but this seems like it would have been an extremely common start to the auction.  As you can see, 4 EW is fairly likely to make.  But how to get there, from here?

For the record, bidding and making 4 was worth 92% of the matchpoints.  8 pairs bid 4; 7 made 10 tricks and 1 made 11.  And one pair was gifted with a 4 save in a 4-3 fit, which they nailed for 800.  5X would have gone for 500 only.  North was 4=2=2=5 with AQ and Q10.

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