Opening lead – 10 of clubs. This was one of those hands that caused the members of the club to sit up and take notice of Sylvia. It occurred long before she had learned the meaning of a cuebid.
Perhaps South, a world-famous expert, was pushing his luck too far when he overcalled East's one-spade bid with two spades to show a big hand with a spade void. Playing with Sylvia as his partner, this was a highly questionable thing to do.
In fact, South died a thousand deaths before the hand was over. Sylvia (North) jump-raised him twice in spades on the basis that she had exceptionally fine trump support for her partner. South wisely passed six spades doubled, realising that he was likely to wind up at seven spades doubled if he bid again.
West led a club, and South pro- ceeded to demonstrate his prowess when he ruffed in dummy, took a heart finesse, ruffed a club, took another heart finesse, ruffed a third club, led a heart to the ace and ruffed a fourth round of clubs.
As a result, South now found himself in this position:
Declarer cashed the A-K of diamonds and ruffed a diamond with the nine. East overruffed with the jack but had to concede the last three tricks to dummy, handing Sylvia and her now-ecstatic partner the doubled slam!
Sylvia strikes again