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On lead against 6♠, West cashed a high Heart and had to decide what to do at Trick 2. If he had tried to cash a second Heart then there would be no story to tell, as you would ruff that, draw trumps and run the Clubs. But West was in a trusting mood, and concluded that you were unlikely to have two Heart losers on this auction. So he found the fiendish shift of the Club Ten, knocking out Dummy’s only side-suit entry before trumps had been drawn. What will you do now?