If you've got to open that South hand, an 11-14 one notrump seems much more descriptive than 1. East's bold 3 gave his opponents some problems. In their methods, a reopening double by North would have suggested a relatively balanced hand with a lot less in clubs, so North cuebid 4 and soon discovered that it was going to be awkward, even after locating a fit.
Rather than leave her partner to wonder what 4NT would mean, she improvised a solution: 5, exclusion Roman Keycard Blackwood for hearts (don't count the A, partner). When South showed one keycard, North took a shot at slam.
Had trumps been 3-1, declarer would have had an early claim, but on West's trump lead, East showed out, discarding a club. A spade ruff in dummy would secure a 12th trick, but it looked as if it would be impossible to keep East off play, and with a sure club ruff coming, declarer could not afford to lose the lead to East while there were trumps outstanding.
There was work to be done, and declarer started by winning the trump lead in hand, crossing to dummy with a second trump, and leading a spade. East split his honors. Declarer won and played three more rounds of trumps, discarding a spade from dummy. East's discards on the last four trumps were virtually forced: a second club, two small spades, and a diamond.
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