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Sometimes textbook hands do actually come up in real life - tonight two did.

North
K103
74
AQ763
A92
South
A54
QJ5
842
J1064
W
N
E
S
2
P
P
X
P
2NT
P
P
P

 

This is at a bridge club (MP Pairs), which explains why the first three tricks were AKX of hearts which you win with the Queen (If East had ducked the heart lead then you have no chance.)

 

How do you play the diamonds?

West
J9862
98
K9
KQ75
North
K103
74
AQ763
A92
East
Q7
AK10632
J105
83
South
A54
QJ5
842
J1064
W
N
E
S
2
P
P
X
P
2NT
P
P
P
D
2NT South
NS: 0 EW: 0

Simple - lead towards the AQ, if the King appears, duck; if the King does not appear finesse, return to hand with a Spade and lead another diamond, ducking if the King appears - a textbook avoidance play.

North
AJ8654
Q732
10
102
East
KQ9
965
A63
9754
W
N
E
S
P
P
2NT
3
3NT
4
6
P
P
P

The 3NT was alerted as 3 controls - although East actually meant it as 'to play' - anyway no harm with the MI

You lead a Club. Declarer draws trumps and leads a spade towards the KQ9. What do you do - it is pairs remember.

West
7
AJ4
KQJ
AKQ863
North
AJ8654
Q732
10
102
East
KQ9
965
A63
9754
South
1032
K108
987542
J
W
N
E
S
P
P
2NT
3
3NT
4
6
P
P
P
D
6 West
NS: 0 EW: 0

If you go up with the Ace declarer loses a spade - but can ditch two hearts on the KQ - if you duck declarer doesn't lose a spade, but loses 2.

Those familiar with "Why you lose at Bridge", can now consider themselves as having graduated in ducking leads towards KQX.

A second perfect texstbook example.

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