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I have in my files a number of deals on which players at every level from the lowest to the very highest have been unaware of certain techniques in the field of safety play. An example follows on which Bridge Winners may test themselves. If they are found wanting, more examples will follow until they get one right.

North
KQ3
J
QJ2
A86542
East
A92
K1098765
73
7
W
N
E
S
3
3NT
P
P
P

West leads 3, jack, king, two. You return a heart, ace, queen, 2. Declarer leads 5, four (standard count), queen, seven. J is led from dummy, three, six, eight.

Declarer leads dummy's last diamond. Your first discard is defined as standard attitude, others standard count or suit preference or random.

What do you discard and why?

Perhaps the most dramatic example of a missed advanced safety play cost a World Championship.

North
KQ987
7
J3
QJ983
South
2
AJ93
KQ109865
5
W
N
E
S
P
1
2
X
2
3
P
P
3
5
X
P
P
P

West leads A, all following. He shifts to K, seven, two (standard everything), ace. You, South, ruff a heart (six, 3, five), ruff a club with a middle trump (West discarding a spade) and lead J, queen. J, four. You play K from dummy, jack, two, ace. LHO cashes 10.

What do you discard from the table and why?

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