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A Difficult Hand

West
K1076
A97
6
AK532
North
J982
2
Q109842
107
East
A543
KJ53
K53
98
South
Q
Q10864
AJ7
QJ64
W
N
E
S
P
1
2
P
2NT
P
3
P
4
P
P
P
D
4 West
NS: 0 EW: 0

From Fridays Common Game Board 18.  yes I know the light openers and Precisioners are complaining about East pass, and the super sound folk are complaining about Souths opener, but the bidding "is what it is".  This is a play analysis problem.  The double dummy analysis says East makes 10 tricks in spades while West can take only 9, implying that a diamond lead from North will set it.  But we get the normal heart lead 2-3-10-Ace.  i did not take best line but imperfect defense allowed the make, which was 6.5/7.   While I've shown all 4 hands I'd appreciate as much objectivity as possible.  It seems that with 2 trump losers and a diamond loser, the timing to avoid a heart loser (or compress with 2Nd trump loser) is critical.  Over to the BW crowd, thanks.

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