CONTRACT: 4 South
OPENING LEAD: Q (top of a sequence)
Three possible losers: one spade and two trumps.
Line of play: concede the trump losers As soon As possible.
Trick 1 W: Q, 3, 2, A
Trick 2 S: 5,3,2,K
Trick 3 E: K, 6, 4, 5
Trick 4 E: 7, 8, 9, 7
Trick 5 N: 9,4,8,A
South can now win any return by West, pull the opponents' last trump and claim the rest of the tricks.
Declarer cashes ten tricks, one spade, three hearts including a ruff, two diamonds and three clubs.
Declarer makes his contract plus one overtrick.
The defense takes three tricks: one spade and ace-king of hearts.