What would you play?
I was on defense against a 3NT contract. The bidding went :
Partner led the ♥3 and here’s what I see:
The declarer plays the ♥ J from dummy which holds, (declarer contributing the 7), and leads the ♦4.
What do you play, and why?
I was thinking about the problem and I couldn’t figure out why Declarer played the ♦4. What was he thinking? Is this a quick trip to his ♦A so he can finesse in spades or clubs? And what does Partner have for his 1♥ bid?
Of course, all of these questions needed to be answered before I played to the first card… I’ll continue the story later.