South ducked the queen of diamonds but pitched a club from dummy on the diamond continuation. The queen of spades was passed to the king posing a problem for East. What should he return? He was reluctant to play a club and exited with a heart. South unblocked the second heart and rode the nine of spades to the jack. East switched to the nine of clubs as partner won the jack and knocked out the last diamond stopper. Declarer cashed out to finish down one, N-S -50. South could get home on this layout by playing the queen of clubs at trick three. If West wins this advance, he has lost the entry to cash the diamonds. If he allows partner to win the king, East cannot return a diamond and declarer will earn the game bonus. South was confronted with a problem when West's threelevel pre-empt was passed to him. A takeout double with only two hearts could not be a consideration. He, therefore, relied upon partner to hold sufficient values to make the nine-trick game a viable contract. North furnished 9 HCP but the fit was poor. Exchange North's king of hearts for the king of clubs and 3NT will be a much improved contract.