This hand is from an online teams game and the bidding requires a little explanation. North’s 1S response showed a balanced hand and denied four cards in spades. The 1NT rebid showed a flat hand of 12- 14 points and, over North’s invite, South continued to game. This contract is not very good but there is little attraction in playing in 2NT as there have to be exactly eight tricks for that to be correct. Indeed, the hyper- modern view is that 2NT should always be played as forcing to get more description into bidding sequences. West led the QH and declarer looked at his options. With only three top tricks, it is necessary to generate six tricks and five of these might come from diamonds. The spades or the club finesse might provide the ninth trick. Declarer ducked the first heart and won the heart continuation in hand as East showed out. For the diamonds to provide enough tricks, the ace must be onside and the suit must split evenly. When the 10 of diamonds was led, West rose with the ace and East played the 4D. West cleared the hearts and declarer won the AH in dummy. When the KD was played, the last diamonds both fell and declarer was suddenly well placed. The remaining problem is which of the AS and KC to play East to hold, since the contract is safe if we choose the right one. The answer is to ask the opponents to tell you by running the diamond suit. West will discard clubs and no spades while East discards spades and not clubs. Thus, it is reasonably easy to place the KC with East and to take the club finesse. If the diamonds hadn’t split, it is likely that 2NT was two off which, at teams, is negligibly different from 3NT going three off. The upside is that when 3NT makes, there is a game bonus but 2NT with an overtrick gets no such bonus. This 3NT contract is very poor since a 2- 2 split with the ace onside is just 20 per cent. North should not rebid 2NT. A 3D rebid would have been quite reasonable and it makes nine tricks even on the 3- 1 split. With a fitting diamond honour, partner might try 3NT over the 3D bid.