perpetrated by Rob Sheehan (The Times, London, 1998)
South is declarer in four hearts.
Rob Sheehan claimed that the contract would be defeated on the lead of a top spade, ruffed by South, provided that East wins the first diamond and switches to a trump, ducked by West, who wins the second trump and leads the other top spade.
What did Rob Sheehan miss? Is the contract defeated on a top spade lead? Does any other lead defeat the contract?
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