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South opens a 15-17 No Trump, North raises to game, and West leads a Club. Declarer wins that trick and knocks out the ♦A. Back comes a Club, at which point there are nine tricks for the taking in the shape of two Spades, four Diamonds and three Clubs. Is it time for Declarer to fold his tent, claim nine tricks and move on to the next hand?