Intermediate and newcomer players - sharpen your game with this series of tutorials. You can browse the index by topic, or read them in order. Learn even more at ACBL's Learn page.
South West North East
1♠ Pass 2♦ 4♥
4♠ Pass Pass Pass
As West, your opening lead is the ♥A. Then you try the ♣K on which Partner plays the Seven and Declarer the Nine. Next, you cash the ♣A (everyone following). You’ve now cashed your three winners, where’s the setting trick? You can be sure that Declarer has the ♦K to go along with his good Spades, so is giving Partner a Diamond ruff the only chance?