A defensive problem from the Hubert Phillips Final.
After you open with a weak two in spades your left hand opponent doubles, partner passes and your right hand opponent bids a lebensohl two notrumps. Left hand opponent raises this to game and you lead the spade queen to the five, eight and seven. What do you play at trick two?
Continuing spades will only work if declarer has a singleton, but that is unlikely. If declarer is going to make this contract he will need some tricks in one of the minors. It is more likely that he can make it if he has something in clubs, so switching to a diamond is your best bet. When East wins this (declarer dropping the jack) he must return a spade for West to play another diamond through. This was the successful defence found at the table by Jeff Smith (West) and John Holland (East).
The full deal was
Thanks to John Holland for this deal.