Opening lead ruffed

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Opening lead ruffed

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Here's an odd little hand. With no opposing bidding you are declarer in 4♠.

♠ Q105
1064
84
♣ KJ652

♠ AK632
A
KJ975
♣ A10

The opening lead is the ♣7. It looks like a straightforward hand except when you play low from dummy, RHO ruffs with the ♠4 and returns the K.

Your plan?

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Re: Opening lead ruffed

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Without going into excruciating detail, it looks right to drop the ♣A at trick 1. RHO is likely to have started with 4 trumps and you may need a club entry to dummy in order to lead towards your diamonds twice. My thinking is to draw trumps ending in dummy to avoid a second club ruff and then run the 8 and hope for the best.

The opposing hands were:

♠ J
J973
Q3
♣ Q98743
♠ 9874
KQ852
A1062
♣ --

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