CONTRACT: 3 South
OPENING LEAD: K (from A-K or K-Q)
Five possible losers: two spades, one heart and two clubs.
Line of play: find the club king or the heart queen with East, or the trump suit breaking 2-2.
Trick 1 W: K, 2, 9, 3
Trick 2 W: Q, 5, 4, 10
Trick 3 W: 8, 3, 10, Q
Trick 4 S: J, 8, K, 5
Trick 5 N: 3, Q, A, 9
Trick 6 N: 4, 10, K, A
The defense can cash one more club but will have to concede declarer the rest of the tricks.
Remark: an aggressive three-spade bid would have been better for East-West, the partnership ending up with only four losers, two hearts and two diamonds.
Declarer makes his contract.
The defense takes four tricks: two spades and two clubs.