In situations of this sort, you tend to lead the unbid suit unless your holding is hugely unattractive or some other lead stands out.Are you single and desperately seeking a partner who has an unnaturally creepy obsession with Bigfoot or space aliens?Neither am I, but some people are, according to an actual press release I received from Kreskin's Supernatural Dating Society."Whether it's visitations by aliens, haunted houses, extra sensory perception, astrology, mind control, curses, spirit healing, vampires, zombies, prophecy, contacting the dead, mind reading or anything in between – it's all here at those unfamiliar with The Amazing Kreskin, the press release describes him thusly:"With a show-man's flair, a comedian's wit, and the capacities of a bona fide Mentalist or thought reader, The Amazing Kreskin has, for some six decades, dramatized the unique facets of the human mind ... His very name has become an integral part of pop culture throughout the world, invoked in comedy clubs, comic strips, print stories, and TV shows from sitcoms on through the national media."And now, he has branched out into hooking people up online — for a fee, of course. Were you unable to find your life partner on The Amazing Kreskin's supernatural dating site? Take it from me, The Totally Adequate Scott, your dream guy or gal may be lurking behind the bushes or peeping through the window at Scott's Super Supernatural Dating right this very moment. Against four hearts, Eric Greco, West, started off with the ace and a second club, giving the defense the first two tricks and signaling for the lower suit in the process.So, is there room for another player in this potentially lucrative supernatural dating game? That's why I created Scott's Super Supernatural Dating (Scotts Super Super Natural [email protected]). Do you dream of being carried away in the powerful arms of Sasquatch and spending the next dozen or so years cowering in the corner of a dank cave and enduring the unholy stench of skunk ape day after day? Now Geoff Hampson, East, knew that his partner had the diamond ace.On East's instinctive diamond return, West won with the ace to lead a third club, but there was no trump promotion when declarer ruffed with the heart jack.Since two top diamonds could take care of the spade losers, the contract succeeded.It arrived in my inbox along with a slew of emails warning of a federal takeover of Texas and the quarantining of the Dallas Cowboys in FEMA camps and a desperate plea from someone named Helen who had been mugged in the Philippines and needed 3,000 U. dollars to get home, which she would promptly repay upon her safe arrival back in the states.
Now when he led a diamond toward dummy, Greco covered the 10 with the jack (allowing declarer to win one, but not two diamond tricks).
At this point when declarer surrendered a spade, Hampson could return a trump, killing dummy's ruff.