| 1♣ – 1♠ |
1N – 2♦!
2♠ – 4♥
We were East-West, and were silent throughout the auction. North-South had a New Minor Forcing mishap and ended up in their 0-4 fit!
East started out with a diamond lead to the king and ace. A spade went to the queen, and a spade back. West declined to ruff (pitching a diamond), hoping East had ducked the ace on the last round, so North won the ace. That's three tricks in. Declarer cashed one more diamond, that's four. A club to the king, for five. Now West ruffed the last spade from dummy, and just in case North's heart shortness was the singleton jack, played the queen of hearts, won on the table. Six tricks. Declarer cashed king of hearts (seven) and a heart, East winning. East now drew the last trumps from dummy and partner, and exited a diamond -- and North's last three cards were all good. -420.
The Director, despite our requests, did not dock us ten masterpoints apiece for this defense.