Playing E/W with Adrianne at St Andrew club, came 2nd in an aggregate tournament.
Our bidding was straightforward 1S - 2S - 4S, Charles led QD which I won in hand. Six outstanding hearts only break 3-3 35% of the time, if they are 4-2 (or even 5-1) and the short hand has a top honour then I can end play them.
I cashed two top spades and KC, crossed to KD and ruffed a diamond, crossed to a spade and AC, ruff a club. I only have spades and hearts in each hand now and exit with a small heart.
Charles won 9H, took AH and then had to concede a ruff and discard with a further club to let me discard a heart for 11 tricks.
Adrianne now bid 3NT, well KJxx of hearts looks as good as AK or at least KQx.
So, thinking Adrianne is 26+, 6C looked a good prospect, so I bid 4C. After any NT bid, 4C asks for Aces but it is not normal to ask a 26 point hand for Aces! However Adrianne answered Aces, I just bid 6C.
I was surprised by the small heart lead, Ina couldn't possibly be kidding me? Well if she is she deserves a good score, I played low, Alex won Ace and returned JD to my Queen. With the club finesse the rest was easy.