This hand was played in 1967 at match point competition.
The declarer in the South seat was Victor Mitchell of New York
City. His regular partner, sitting North, was Sam Stayman, also
of New York City. The three diamond opening bid promised a
decent hand in their methods. West's double is not a recommended
action. It is very difficult to defend when all of the defensive
assets are on one side of the table.
West led the eight of hearts which went to the three, ten,
and jack. Mitchell played on diamonds, West winning the second
round. Having no idea that the king of hearts was now a
singleton in the South hand, West switched to the four of spades.
This was covered by the six, jack and ace! Mitchell knew that he
still had to give up the lead another time to the ace of clubs
and he wanted the defense to continue spades, not hearts.
At this point, Mitchell led the two of clubs. West,
completely fooled, rushed in with the ace of clubs to lead
another small spade to his partner's implied queen. He was
counting on a four trick set if partner returned a heart, but it
was not to be. Mitchell won the queen and ten of spades and ran
winners for two over tricks and a top score of plus 750.