South won the ten to continue with the jack of clubs for the king and ace. A club to the ten was followed by the heart five to the queen. South ran the clubs, discarding a diamond and a heart. West parted with two diamonds and a spade resulting in twelve tricks, N-S +490. If West throws three diamonds, South could cash the ace-queen of spades, ace of diamonds and exit with the king of hearts to bring home another twelve tricks. South could have responded with an invitational two spades to the takeout double. The decision to bid 2NT was the superior action because South held a perfectly balanced hand and the ten of diamonds could potentially furnish a double guard if partner held as little as the jack of diamonds. Suppose South elects to bid two spades. What would North rebid? A three-diamond cue bid would be suggested in case partner held a four-card spade suit. This action would confirm game values but show doubt about the final contract revealing only three-card spade support. In this scenario, South would swiftly convert to 3NT where N-S would again reach their par. 3NT might not be a happy landing when North displayed a lowly singleton diamond.