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The king turns into the queen

North
973
A76
K1093
AK3
South
Q104
QJ9842
A742

 

You are South, declarer in 3.  I'm sorry, I don't know the auction although it's likely that North opened a weak NT, and East did something that showed overcalling values with spades.

West leads a spade and the defence started with A, K and a spade ruffed with the 10.  You can't read anything significant into East's choice of spade cards.

West switches to the 2 of clubs, which you win with the ace discarding a diamond, East playing the Queen.  You cash the ace of hearts, dropping West's now singleton king, and cross to the queen of hearts, West discarding a club.  You cash a third heart, East and West both discarding clubs.  You can't read anything into E/W's choice of club cards (other than that East probably has QJ10)

You are about to claim for 10 tricks, discarding your other diamond on the king of clubs, when you realise that the king of diamonds in dummy is in fact the queen and you have no entry.  The end position is

North:

-

-

Q1093

K3

 

South

-

984

A74

-

 

If you cash another trump, West will discard another club and East a spade

I'm not going to let you cash another trump. Your standard is such that you won't learn anything useful by doing so.

What do you do now?

Ace of diamonds, diamond to the 10 if West plays low
Ace of diamonds, diamond to the queen if West plays low
Diamond to the queen
Diamond to the 10
Other

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