CONTRACT: 3NT South
OPENING LEAD: 4 (4th best under an honor)
Five sure winners: one spade, two hearts and two clubs (three tricks against a 3-3 distribution).
Line of play: establish the diamond suit for four winners after holding up the spade ace.
Trick 1 W: 4, 5, Q, 2
Trick 2 E: 9, 10, J, 8
Trick 3 W: K, 2, 6, A
Trick 4 S: J, 6, 5, 3
Trick 5 S: 4, 2, Q, A
Declarer wins any return and cashes his ten winners: one spade, two hearts, four diamonds and three clubs.
Declarer makes his contract plus one overtrick.
The defense takes three tricks, two spades and the diamond ace.