West found a poor low spade lead. Declarer played low, East
played the queen, and declarer won in hand. Declarer
drew trumps ending in hand and played the ♠ 10
around. Declarer then played a club to the queen,
a diamond to the ace, and a club to ace, and pitched a club
on the ♠ K
. Declarer ruffed a club, arriving
at this position:
Declarer played a diamond from his hand, and West was forced to win the
queen. West was caught in a throw-in, and had to give declarer a ruff and discard in one of the black suits.
West could have avoided this endplay by dropping the ♦ Q
under the ace. That was the main reason for taking the ♦ A
before showing the position in the black suits.
Only six players who played 4 ♥
got a spade lead. Of those, only one player,
Curt Hastings (curt), found this extra overtrick. It was worth a measly IMP,
but an IMP is an IMP.