A deal from a Manchester online league match.
Dealer N E-W Vul.
After some optimistic bidding, particularly by North, you reach a dodgy contract of six hearts.
West cashes the ace of clubs and switches to the seven of spades. You try the ten from dummy but East covers with the jack and you win with the ace.
How do you play to make this slam?
The first problem is not to lose a trump trick. So a diamond to dummy and the ten of hearts covered by the jack, then another diamond to dummy to lead the nine of hearts this is covered by the queen and ace. It is important to play the ten and nine of hearts from dummy so that you can reach the right end position.
Now draw the last trump and run your heart and club winners to reach the end position below. When you cash the club king throwing the spade queen from dummy East is caught in a spade diamond squeeze. For all this to work you needed the queen and jack of hearts onside and a three-two heart break, and East to have five spades and four diamonds or the diamonds to split three-three.
The full deal was
Thanks to Phil Taylor for reporting this deal