You find yourself in 3NT having shown 17-19 balanced or nearly so. North leads 2, fourth best in principle, you play low from dummy, South plays 5 with no apparent difficulty, and you win the queen. You try K, which gets the four on your left and the five on your right, both odd length in principle. How do you play at matchpoints? I don't claim there's a clear answer to this question.
LHO seemed to have led from KJxx, suggesting that he didn't have a four-card major. But that didn't tell me which major to play on. Unable to decide, I tried leading Q instead. RHO won this and returned a heart. I thought that was more likely to be from four low than queen to four, so I put the eight in, losing to the nine. LHO returned a diamond, to the nine and my ace. I cashed the ace of hearts, the queen falling on my left, then the jack of hearts, getting a spade from LHO, a club from dummy, and the eight of clubs from RHO. Now what?
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