Here is a story from a suburban bridge club in Sydney that might make you smile. South declared four Spades after the following strange auction:
West North East South
1C Pass 1H
Pass 3C Pass 3S
Pass 4S All Pass
Not unreasonably, West led ¨J (the unbid suit), won by Dummy’s King. Declarer played §5 from dummy intending to trump it. East played §4 and then something strange happened. South played ♥2 and West §2!
You can see what’s happened – South thought he had trumped §5 --- and so did West!
The lowest card in the pack able to take a trick to which everyone follows suit is the §5 – the card that did just that in this deal!
Declarer continued with §6 which he ruffed in hand. After cashing ¨A, pitching a Heart, he now drew trumps in three rounds, ending in Dummy – making 12 tricks. It is unclear why North did not rebid 1S – but then there would be no story.
Alan Quinton August 2015