The weird slam contract was now safe. The hand was far from finished.
There were no quiet please notices. My in- terpreter was the English In- structor. South could over-ruff with the ten; and If East ruffed with the queen, dum- my's Jack of clubs would be good for the last trick. Declarer could now ruff one of dummy's low spades in his own hand and return to dummy by ruffin ga low diamond with the four of clubs. Declarer then led a trump, hop- ing for a break. South wished he were home and In bed. South next ruf- fed another spade In his own hand and heaved a sigh of relief when East followed suit.
The Panama American
Be- tween classes, the students pre- fer the faster signing. He could then draw trumps In two leads, discard a spade on one of dum- my's hearts, and still have two trumps left In dummy for his two low diamonds. Making a mental note to see his oculist the next day, declaror went up with the ace of clubs In dummy and returned a low heart. South studied the opening dia- mond lead carefully and decided that all would be well if each op- ponent had two clubs.