What deal this was

 
Brd:  Who Care’s
Dlr:  E               North
Vul: E/W          
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   West                                                East
 -  ??                                              
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                                South                           

                            
 - K98                
                           
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Not sure the route we took but we end in our Moysian Major suit game.  For sure opponents tapped out the long trump on our side and we are left with the above cards in the trump suit.  Goal is to pray to get out with only one loss in the trump suit.  What’s the plan.

This might work.  Lead the 8 or the 9 toward the dummy.  And do the opposite of what LHO does.  If they play the Ace, dummy plays the 4,  if LHO plays low dummy plays the Q.  If that wins; we do the same coming back to our hand except that now we echo whatever RHO does unless the Q is still in the dummy as LHO played the Ace on the 1st trump lead.  If the Ace is gone we play the K.  If the Ace did not fall at trick on we simply cover whatever RHO plays. Now we have made the most of what we started with and if it don’t work we just pour another glass of wine and go to the next deal. 

Note:  Playing in this sequence there is a good chance that you can develop an entry card in Dummy.  This is always good Declarer technique.    

See a bunch next time.

cheers.