Updated: Apr 12, 2022
You are South, the declarer in 4♠. West leads the ♦J. Your queen holds. You play a heart. West wins with the ♥A and plays another diamond.
How should you play? You play Matchpoints.
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Gino's Suggestion and a Short Explanation
The plan: Promote hearts. Then draw trump, finishing in North’s hand with many heart winners.
Win with the ♦A. Cross to dummy’s ♠A/K. Ruff a heart in your hand (ruff high). Play a high spade from hand. Play the third round of spades to dummy’s remaining ♠A/K.
Hope to make 11 or 12 tricks when both suits, hearts and spades, break 3-2.