Smack my bitch up

 Hi all

"Change my pitch up, smack… " With this Prodigy-song in my head I sit down against one of my alltime favorite opponents. A walking pile of gold and too much make-up, wrapped in tight clothes she’s about 20 years too old for.

South
J9754
QT
Q7
AQ62

LHO opens 2, either some strong hand or weak with both Majors. My goldplated RHO bids a preference 2 (no surprise with my holding). Everybody is silent after that and I throw trump Queen on the table.

West
AQ862
KJ98
82
T5
 
South
J9754
QT
Q7
AQ62

Declarer takes it with her Ace and finesses in for Hoek’s King. Another trump is for the Jack in dummy and declarer tries the Ace of .

Ruffed.
By.
Hoek.
And again a trump.

Declarer now tries a  from dummy and finesses into my Queen. I take one high  looking for a signal, Hoek throws something discouraging in .

West
86
K
8
T5
 
South
97
7
AQ6

I exit in for Hoek’s Ace and a smart Jack of hits the table. We play two more rounds of the lucky black suit and dummy ruffs the last one. But now dummy is thrown in and has to play a  into my 9-7 fork. The result is brutal, down four. She just made her four trump tricks, that’s all. By the way, did you notice the  position? EW got exactly zero tricks from that suit.

West Dealer
NS Vul
North
K
7542
A963
KJ93
West
AQ862
KJ98
82
T5
East
T3
A63
KJT54
874
South
J9754
QT
Q7
AQ62

Why didn’t we double? Why weren’t they vulnerable? Or both? I let out a small sigh and hope for better times.

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