Another deal from the Manchester congress, not a slam this week!
After the above auction you play in three spades on a club lead. After the trump finesse loses South returns a trump. You play on clubs and find that they do not break, so eliminate them and exit with a diamond to reach the end position below.
When North leads a heart which heart do you play?
It is correct to play the ten. Presuming that the diamond honours are split North-South can arrange to play a heart from either defender's hand. If North holds the heart king then South would win a diamond to play a heart through. So North should not have the heart king, so you must hope that he has the heart jack.
Thanks to John Currie who played and analysed this deal