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SoUtH plays in 3Nt, against which West leads the ♠ Q. How should South plan the play? A WISE South will take out in­sur­ance against bad breaks.

Af­ter win­ning with the ♠K, a di­a­mond should be led im­me­di­ately from dummy. If one de­fender has a dou­ble­ton hon­our, the in­sur­ance pol­icy will pay off. So when the ♦ 10 falls on the first round, South takes an­other top di­a­mond.

A third di­a­mond will go to West, but the ♦ 8 will be es­tab­lished for the ninth trick. Noth­ing but dis­as­ter would have come from re­ly­ing on hearts or clubs.

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