This deal is from the 2009 Las Vegas regional.
I held the South cards and made a play that I've never seen before.
East opened 1 and I overcalled 1. This was passed back to East who doubled. I redoubled to show extras and West's 2 came back to me. I tried 2 which bought the contract:
Also no good. I'd have to start trumps. The defense would be able to play minors at me. I'd never have time to develop a second heart trick. For example, say I win the A and play trump. When West gets in he plays clubs, tapping me. I draw trump, but never have time to develop anything other than 5 spade tricks, the A and the K.
After trying all the possibilities in my mind, and realizing they all fail, I came up with a good idea. I glanced at the opponents' convention card and noticed that they lead LOW from three small. This gave me a chance. I played low from dummy at trick one and casually dropped the Q under East's king! Put yourself in East's shoes.
The lead (2) now looks to East be from xxx. Declarer has unblocked the Q from Qx. East fell into my trap. He couldn't figure out that the lead was a singleton. He did not play any more hearts--ever. East went into passive mode--thinking he had the hearts stopped. This is just what I needed.
East shifted to a trump which ran to West's queen. West played a diamond to East's ace and East still did not get the message. He continued diamonds. I won, drew trumps and now had the timing to set up my extra heart trick. East looked shocked when West showed out on the second heart. I ended up with five spades, the K and two heart tricks to make 110. As the title says, it was a tricky trick one.