#3 East West Vulnerable
West   North   East   South
Pass     Pass      4♠        6
AP

North (Dummy)
♠ 4 3
10 6
J 10 9 8 5
♣ Q J 7 2

West                                     East
Q                                        ♠ A
                                           ♥
                                           
♣                                           ♣

South (Declarer)
♠ K J
A K Q J  9 8 5 3
A K Q
♣ —–

 West leads the ♠Q. What is South’s plan?
 
This is a “false card” by declarer hand.
 
At trick one, South must play the ♠K under the ♠A.  When the ♠Q is led, East knows South has the ♠K but doesn’t know who has the ♠J.  If the ♠K is played at trick one, East may be torn between cashing the ♣A or giving his partner a spade ruff.  Both declarer and defenders have to be alert to play cards they are known to hold if it doesn’t cost a trick.  “Known cards” are ones that have equals.  Get rid of them! 

North (Dummy)
♠ 4 3
10 6
J 10 9 8 5
♣ Q J 7 2

West                               East
♠ Q                                  ♠ A 10 9 8 7 6 5 2
 7 4                                 2
 7 6 4 3                           2
♣ K 8 6 5 4 2                   ♣ A 10 9

South (Declarer)
♠ K J
 A K Q J 9 8 5 3
  A K Q
 ♣ —–

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