Tough Double-Dummy problem
"Double-Dummy" = You can look at all 4 hands, play accordingly, but assume best defense.
W N E S 1NT 2H 3D* P *Forcing 3S P 5C P P P
North leads the A. You ruff.
QUIZ: Try and make 5.
Make ALL your trumps separately.
You ruffed the lead, now spade to hand and ruff another heart. Then play K - A (North cannot ruff) and play the Q, discarding a spade when North covers!
Simply cross-ruff after that. All in all, you make 1 spade + 2 diamonds + 8 trumps!
Tip: Do not let South in (to play trumps).
It would be impossible to make this at the table single-dummy, as first instinct is to draw then set up the diamonds.
Posted Nov 2019