A deal from the Lancashire Online League
This deal from the Lancashire online league led to a strange end position..
West naturally led his singleton diamond against South's contract of three spades.
South ducked the diamond to East's queen and East returned a low heart to the jack and ace. Declarer ran the ten of spades which West craftily won with the king to return a heart to the ten and king. A club to table and another spade went to the eight and jack. West now played a club won on table, declarer ruffed a heart in hand leading to the following end position.
When South played a diamond towards dummy West was strangely squeezed. Either a heart or a club discard set up a trick for declarer, while "throwing" a small trump was ruffing thin air. In practice it didn't matter what West did, he was always making two trump tricks in the end to take the contract one off.