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Two Nice Plays (fictional)

Both the following hands are made up. I was thinking about the play today. 

 

West
AKQ
92
8765
9876
North
765
Q6543
KJ43
2
East
J1098
K1087
109
K54
South
432
AJ
AQ2
AQJ103
W
N
E
S
1
P
1
P
2NT
P
3
P
3NT
P
P
P
D
11
3NT South
NS: 0 EW: 0
A
5
J
2
0
0
1
K
6
8
4
0
0
2
Q
7
9
3
0
0
3
9
3
7
J
3
1
3
A
2
4
8
3
2
3
A
5
3
9
3
3
3
Q
6
4
10
3
4
3
2
7
J
10
1
5
3
K
10
10
8
1
6
3
2
4
3
6
0
6
4
7
9 tricks claimed
N/S +400
11

When East shows out on the 3rd diamond, declarer knows East is a 4=4=2=3. 

Needing East to hold K54 (or not play middle of K64), declarer unblocks the 10 to endplay West.

 

West refuses to win the 6 and ducks it instead to beat 3NT. 

West
AKQ
92
8765
9875
North
765
Q6543
KJ43
2
East
J1098
K1087
109
K43
South
432
AJ
AQ2
AQJ106
W
N
E
S
1
P
1
P
2NT
P
3
P
3NT
P
P
P
D
11
3NT South
NS: 0 EW: 0
A
5
J
2
0
0
1
K
6
8
3
0
0
2
Q
7
9
4
0
0
3
9
3
7
J
3
1
3
A
2
4
8
3
2
3
A
5
3
9
3
3
3
Q
6
4
10
3
4
3
2
7
J
10
1
5
3
K
10
10
8
1
6
3
2
3
6
5
3
7
3
A
7
5
4
3
8
3
Q
8 tricks claimed
N/S -50
12

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