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Vorhand Mittelhand Hinterhand J: -- J: C S H J: D C: A Q C: K 9 8 C: 7 S: K Q 9 8 S: 7 S: A 10 H: A K H: -- H: 10 Q 8 7 D: A K D: 9 8 7 D: 10 Q Skat: C10, H9
On table 2 Mittelhand bid 18 and both opponents passed. Perhaps impressed by his diamond suit or perhaps through unresonable fear of 7-card trump suits, Mittelhand opted for a very doubtful Null.
This Null can be defeated, but can Mittelhand's opponents reasonably be expected to find the defence? At the table Vorhand started by leading out all his winning diamonds, hearts and clubs, after which the Null was safe. What should he have done?