North accepted the try, but after West led the jack of clubs, South regarded dummy disapprovingly. He finessed with the queen, and East won and returned a club to the ace.
Declarer next led a diamond to his king, took the A-K of trumps and led a diamond to his queen. East won the third diamond and led a club, and South ruffed and cashed the 13th diamond. He exited with a trump, but when West took the queen, he led a fourth club. South ruffed but couldn't reach dummy to finesse in hearts; East got the king for down one.
"You shouldn't have bid game," South told his partner. "I needed help in diamonds, and your holding there was the worst."
"Wasn't four spades cold?" North asked casually, and it was too late for South to save face.
As the cards lay, South could succeed by ruffing the fourth diamond in dummy. He could also succeed by managing his entries. After his king of diamonds wins, he can let the nine of trumps ride. East takes the jack and leads a club, and South ruffs with the ten of trumps and leads a trump to dummy's eight. He finesses in hearts and leads a trump to dummy's king to return a second diamond. He loses a club, a trump, and a diamond.