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After West has overcalled in Spades, South finds herself in 5♣, a contract which appears doomed when West’s opening lead is the ♥K. As you can see from the diagram, Declarer appears to have nothing but losing options:
- She cannot play on trumps immediately because the defense has three cashing tricks
- She cannot pitch her two Heart losers on the top Spades because East will ruff the third round
- She cannot pitch Dummy’s Heart loser on the Diamonds because West will ruff the third round.
Any ideas on how to make 11 tricks?