An Awful Suit
South can, with care, make 2 NT
. I'll leave that to the reader.
Perversely, East/West have a sacrifice in clubs.
In 3 ♣
by East/West, the obvious defense is to lead
a trump. East wins the ♣ A
, plays the ♠ A
, ruffs a spade, crosses back to the ♦ K
ruffs another spade, plays the ♦ A
another diamond, ruffed with the ♣ 3
, and finally a
fourth round of spades, ruffed in West, and overruffed in North,
reaching this position:
Notice, you've stripped North/South of all but hearts and clubs. They
get to take their trumps but then have to concede a heart trick at
the end, giving the defense five tricks, for -100, if doubled.