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You are sitting East and Westís opening lead is the ♠Q. When Dummy goes down with no fewer than 12 HCP opposite Declarerís 15-17, things might seem bleak for the defense. But they wonít be if you remain alert!
Westís Queen holds the first trick, and Dummyís King wins the continuation. How many tricks does Declarer have at this point?