Another deal from the Tollemache Qualifier.
You are defending against three notrump. You will have a series of decisions, make your choice on each one and scroll down to see the result and next decision.
Firstly what do you lead?
A diamond is unlikely to be right, but any of the other suits could work. It would be nice to see dummy, so lead the heart ace asking for an attitude signal from partner.
Dummy comes down and you see
Partner plays the three and declarer the two, what now?
That diamond suit looks threatening, declarer may well have nine quick tricks when he gets in.
Perhaps partner has good enough spades so try the spade ace.
That produces the six from partner and the three from declarer, you to play.
The five of spades is missing, maybe partner could not afford a higher spade, so continue with a low spade.
Success! Partner wins the jack, cashes the queen and leads a heart back to your king, you take the spade ten and the contract is two off.
The full deal was