I heard through the grapevine that Collins Williams, a player from Raleigh NC, is a fan of this blog, but he wishes I would do more bridge and less poker. Okay, Collins, this deal is bridge, and it's for you.
Take at look at all four hands. You are South, declarer in 5♦ doubled. How many do you expect to go down?
I played this deal on BBO. It looks like I had to lose two top spades. Both high diamonds are onside, so I planned to go to dummy and advance the ♦J and lose only one trump trick for down one, right?
Whoa, not so fast. West cashed two high spades, then led a third and East ruffed his partner's winner with the ♦8. Now I had to lose two diamond tricks. If he discards, I can play to only lose one.
There's lots of bad bridge online, but give East credit -- he made a nice play.