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Yes, of course, I forgot to mention that…
Dec. 28, 2018
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I think I"m missing something.

K - A ruff
Heart over, spade ruff
Heart over, diamond finesse
Heart over, cash spade, pitch club, diamond finesse
Club to 9?

If they don't cover the king of spades I ruff one in trick 2.
Dec. 28, 2018
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Thanks for all the responses, apparently cashing AK of hearts immediately was a big winner I didn't add in the fist place.

In practice (in time trouble) I drew an extra round of trumps before cashing AK of hearts, I didn't feel much for the cross ruffing line. I think leading the 9 should indicate T9, from 9x I would lead small and from singleton 9 I would rarely lead trumps, definitely not in this auction.

Almost everything would have worked in practice, hearts were 3-3 (no honor dropping), spades 4-3 and trumps 3-2.
Nov. 12, 2018
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Which is the third option ;)

I was a bit clumsy with adding an answer, therefore your answer is probably not what you intended to vote.
Nov. 10, 2018
Guy Mendes de León edited this comment Nov. 10, 2018
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Sure, I don't think the choices really matter, as there are very many possibilities…
Nov. 10, 2018
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Yes, there are a lot of alternatives, we were late at the table, so I had to come up with something quickly.

It is IMPs, I'll edit the problem.
Nov. 10, 2018
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Coming to think about it it is mostly readibility when partner hit you (see this problem) and automatic unblocking when you start with four, I've seen this gone wrong even with experts, maybe they are not true experts ;)

Also it is easier to play in tempo when you have two left and foresee a blocking problem…
Oct. 18, 2018
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Yes, current 2nd/4th, it helps deblocking when you started with 4, say Q97x. In cases where partner hit your 4- or 5-card suit it is easier for partner, which is possible when dummy has 1 and declarer hasn't shown length in this suit.

I think in the case you started with H9x you are indeed in trouble and might have to play the 9 because it is the best card, but I can't think of other blocking scenarios, as we play T from Tx (like Polish 2nd/4th).
Oct. 18, 2018
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I think it is best to play 2nd/4th through declarer against NT when dummy was short (singleton or void). I think it is easier to read and it helps against blocking suits.
Oct. 18, 2018
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That makes my line worse, especially if my LHO doubles aggressively as well. Than I need to reconsider and know whether they can open a weak 2 in diamonds and whether they'd do that with a 5card suit.
Aug. 28, 2018
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I'll play RHO for a 6-4 in hearts and diamonds, which seems the most likely, unless I play against an aggressive junior.

I'll play the queen of spades in trick 3, hoping that west has a 4-5-1-3 distribution and I can strip and end play him with the 3rd club to set up my queen of hearts.
Aug. 28, 2018
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3 is almost certainly a 4card raise.

In practice I passed ‘cowardly’, looking too much at my own hand instead of the entire board. In hindsight I agree with the majority that voted for 3.
July 24, 2018
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Partners hand was

AQxxxx
T
QTxx
Ax

4S was making, if you pass you have +50
July 3, 2018
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LHO often leads his singleton spades, so that scenario is unlikely.

Also this line picks up some 4-1 spade and 4-1 diamond breaks (with RHO holding 1 spade and 4 diamonds) using a trump coupe.
June 12, 2018
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