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Obscure Defensive Carding Problem

Matchpoints, club game, the two best pairs in the room face off.

West
North
43
AJ107
63
J9853
East
J109
Q6432
J94
Q10
South
W
N
E
S
 
P
P
P
2
P
2
P
2N
P
3
P
3
P
3N
P
P
P
D
3NT South
NS: 0 EW: 0
9
10
6
8
1
1
0
3
10
A
4
3
2
0
K
7
5
Q
3
3
0
3

2 artificial, 2 waiting, 2NT 22-23 balanced, 3 Puppet, 3 5 cards 3NT signoff

Your carding is pretty standard, 4th best from good suits else 2nd from 3+ or high from 2.  Partner has been known to lead a singletion in a major on this auction.

Partner's club at trick 2 is Smith, a low club would show no interest in having a heart returned.  His club at trick 3 is standard present count.

Declarer huddles at trick 1 before playing from dummy, then plays the next 2 tricks very quickly.  Now there's a long pause, probably over 30 seconds but not nearly a minute.  Finally the play continues.

West
North
43
AJ107
63
J9853
East
J109
Q6432
J94
Q10
South
W
N
E
S
 
P
P
P
2
P
2
P
2N
P
3
P
3
P
3N
P
P
P
D
3NT South
NS: 0 EW: 0
9
10
6
8
1
1
0
3
10
A
4
3
2
0
K
7
5
Q
3
3
0
K
5
7
4
3
4
0
2
6
J
2
1
5
0
9
4
5
8
1
6
0
8
9
5
7
1
7
0
3
9
Q
K
0
7
1
2
3
J
A
3
8
1
A
2
4
J
3
9
1
K
2
6
11

OK, partner's 8 was positive attitude, the 7 was standard present count (not that you needed it at this point)

You get to pitch down to 2 cards.  What do you pitch?

Obviously, the whole point of this problem is, "Who has the 8?"  Is there any way partner can tell you?  If so, what has he told you?

3
10
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