A Defensive Problem
From actual play, Jan 7, 2009. Matchpoints, club game. You pick up
This is the auction
LHO Pd RHO You
1D P 1S X
2C P 2H(1) P
2NT P P P
Partner leads the J of hearts and this dummy comes down. An unpromising lead.
You let partner's jack ride around to declarer's king. Declarer plays a diamond to the ace and then a diamonds back to the 9, partner winning the king. Partner now leads a small heart, which rides around to declarer's 10 and declarer leads another heart to the 9 on the board. You might as well win. What now?