Opening lead: ace of clubs
After winning the ace of trumps, Schenken continued with the 8. Dummy played low and Rapee withheld the king and forced declarer to win the trick in his hand. South led the spade king and now it was Schenken's turn to duck.
South cashed the ace of hearts and led another heart, won by East's jack. Rapee cashed the club king and exited with the diamond deuce. The defenders collected two clubs, two hearts, one spade and one diamond to put the contract down one.
In the other room Peter Leventritt and Helen Sobel played the North-South cards at two clubs undoubled with Leventritt making three-odd. The first two tricks were the same, but then West won the king of spades with his ace. This permitted dummy to gain the lead with a spade and let declarer take a heart finesse.
What really won the tournament for the West Coast players was their aggressive bidding early in the match. When it succeeded, as it did in the first-day hand (above right), they gained a confidence that stayed with them to the end.