Mustamaija problem 2

There are just two players left in the game and you have the lead. Clubs are trumps. Your opponent has only one card left and you know it is the ace of trumps. Your cards are: club5,3 spadeQ,5,4 heartA,9,8,7,6 diamond3. How do you play?

Answer

Don't give up yet! First give your opponent the Black Maria. Then give her both small spades. She can beat one of them with the trump ace if she likes, but it does her no good. Next lead the six and seven of hearts. Then you play the three big hearts and after them, lead both of your trumps. Your opponent is always forced to pick up each time and at the end you can even give her the diamond3. You are home!