Your hand is A Q 9 4 A 7 5 10 7 A 10 8 5. You hear 1 on your right, you bid 1 X ,partner bids 3 , 4 on your right all pass. You lead the 10 ,dummy hits with 5 3 J 6 K 9 6 5 3 K 7 6 3.
Declarer plays low from the dummy partner the 2 and wins the Q in hand. Now after some thought he plays the A and the 4 .Do you win the A ? Yes because he may have a singleton.How many diamonds has partner ? 3 he played the 2. How many clubs has partner ? 4 , He played the 9 so declarer is trying to reach dummy . What should you play now?
Should you play any card in your hand except the Q declarer can force out your Ace of trumps and make 5 heart and 5 diamond tricks. As long as partner holds the J you will establish his entry and declarer can’t stop him from giving you a D ruff.
Declarer played well and executed what is called the dentist coup by extracting your last diamond. Did you survive the dentist?
IDEA : Try and understand what declarer is trying to achieve and then find a counter.