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Count Dracula may have been a scary fellow, but Count Signals can be the defenders’ best friend, as illustrated in this week’s deal. You are West, see if you can beat 5♠ doubled.
South West North East
3♠ Dbl 4♠ 5♥
Pass Pass 5♠ Pass
Pass Dbl Pass Pass
You lead a high Heart, ruffed in Dummy. Then a Club is played to Declarer’s Jack. Do you win this trick? And how do propose to set the contract?