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I was waiting with my partner for my team mates to finish their table in the mixed teams trials, when a friend shows up and scribbles a declarer play problem:

North
AJ97542
A64
J102
South
KQJ109
K
3
AQ9763
W
N
E
S
2
P
2
P
2
P
3
P
3
P
6
P
P
P

West leads the K.

Now comes the teaser. I had played the hand against him 35 years ago and he was sitting in the East chair. The hand was found from the archives of a deceased player (who was sitting West back then). The bidding was not available but could have been something like the auction above by the methods I used to play back then.

How to proceed after winning the A (no record what East contributed to this trick)?

North
AJ97542
A64
J102
South
KQJ109
K
3
AQ9763
W
N
E
S
2
P
2
P
2
P
3
P
3
P
6
P
P
P

Opening lead: K

Basically it looks like one of two finesses. Start with J and run it. If it wins, continue with T and pass it, too, unless East shows out. If the club finesse fails, take the ruffing finesse in spades. Easy game this bridge in 2018.

However, 35 years ago, I won the A, entered my hand with K and advanced the Q. My friend ducked this from Kxx! 

Taking two finesses is about 75%. Unblocking the K and continuing with the Q gives away the club finesse. However, it brings in the chance to set up the hearts with one ruff and still leaves the ruffing finesse in spades in reserve. Setting up the hearts work if the K is taken and clubs are not 4-0 and hearts are 3-2 or the Q is singleton for something like 65%. When the Q won, I still had the ruffing finesse in spades and the club finesse for my contract.

There are no hand records left except for the key cards. West had the A and East had Kxx so any reasonable line would have been successful.

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