Barnet Shenkin

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Playing  in the senior teams in Orlando I had the misfortune to meet a very fine declarer. He later told me his name was Charles Potter . Perhaps his middle name was Harry .
Look at the following hand
 Click next to follow the play in 6 ♣.  I thought it was safe to duck my  ♦ Ace as he could no longer trap my club queen and were he to ruff two diamonds then I would make two trump tricks. However he played the hand as if he could see through the backs of the cards . I was left shaking my head and wishing I had taken my ♦ Ace . He told me his name was Charles Potter but I am sure it was Harry in disguise !