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A Difficult Defence

During the Eastbourne Teams event my P and I let through a part score contract and I'm looking for views on what (if anything) we may have done wrong.......and if there is any way to be sure what is the best way to proceed.  Ie will it always boil down to a final guess or can we find a way to signal what we need to know?

West
A107
765
KQ7
9865
North
J6
KQJ8432
A92
K
East
98532
A109
65
AQ4
South
KQ4
J10843
J10732
W
N
E
S
1
P
P
X
3
P
P
P
D
3 North
NS: 0 EW: 0

Yes I agree the initial responder pass is rather unusual, but each to their own.

My partner with no attractive lead options, choose the 6D.  Our lead style is (A24) ie the 6D here will either by 3/4th lowest from an honour (ten excluded), or second highest from a bad suit of 3+ cards (if 3 effectively MUD)

Declarer called for a small card and I inserted the QD won by Declarers AD.  At this stage I am not sure if P has led from 9652, 65, 965.

Declarer now plays the KH, small follow from both of us and then continues with the QH which P takes with the Ace.

P now leads the 9S denying an honour in the suit.  Small from dummy.  Again it's hard to read P's length, ducking one round when he has 5 looks normal but what if declarer has stiff JS?  I went up with the Ace after some thought.  

Still not knowing which lie in diamonds my P started with, a club through looks best now, as if P does have 65 of diamonds and I go for the ruff in the suit, he will be forced to play a club away, or a spade to table giving a likely discard in clubs to declarer.  Off course I've already messed the hand up if declarer had Ax in clubs and Jx in spades.

So I lead 9C denying a club honour, the King is played and P wins the AC.

Now P has come to crunch time and has to decide on whether to cash the QC or play myself to have started with KQ of diamonds (Declarer might have the KD if I read the 6D as Hx6 - still possible)

P choose the QC cash and 3H made with the diamond ruff the winning line.......can we get this right?

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