Against 4, I make a trump lead that doesn't blow a trick, for the first time in my life. Declarer wins in hand and immediately ruffs a club in dummy. Next he leads a spade to the king, which I win with the ace. Unduly optimistic, I lead another trump, which is won by dummy. Declarer now crosses to his
Now declarer cashes the
In practice, of course it is. On the diamond lead from dummy, partner rises with the king, crushing my queen. With a furrowed brow, he cashes the
...And partner continues with a club. Declarer happily ruffs this, draws my trump, and claims. I keep my mouth shut. If I say anything to partner at this point, I'm not sure what decibel the words will come out in.
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