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Play 5♦

A bridge hand

You are North, the declarer in 5♦. West was dealer and opened the bidding.

East leads the ♥A. East switches to the ♠10. You play a low spade from the dummy and win with your queen. How should you continue? Diamonds break 3-0 (East holds 3).

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The Full Hand

Gino's Suggestion and a Short Explanation

Realize the need to establish clubs via a ruffing finesse. Consider transportation to South.

Unblock the ♣A. Play the ♦K. Continue with a diamond to dummy’s ♦A9, finessing against East’s ♦10. Once in dummy, lead the ♣Q. Make a ruffing finesse against West’s ♣K. Use the third round of diamonds to finish drawing trump and to enter dummy’s established club winners.

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