4×4 powered

Hi all

Here’s one from Star. I think nothing special happened, but it did score extremely well. Why?

South
KT87
T83
A94
KT7

It’s an easy pass first hand. The auction proceeded like this:

West
North
East
South
 
 
 
pass
pass
1
pass
11
pass
42
pass
4NT3
pass
54
pass
55
pass
5NT6
pass
6

1. I have invitational support, but there’s no rush
2. 17-19 hcp, splinter with support
3. Looking at a fit and controlrich hand I took the steering wheel
4. 3 keycards
5. Queen of trumps?
6. Yes, but no outside Kings

West started the King of and the hand played itself. Draw trumps and finesse in for the overtrick.

South Dealer
NS Vul
North
AQJ5
AQJ74
6
A94
West
964
65
KQ52
J863
East
32
K92
JT873
Q52
South
KT87
T83
A94
KT7

It’s a fine example of the power of the 4-4 fit. A lot of pairs were blinded by the fit and landed in 6. Unless you get a friendly lead, this contract is doomed.

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