Opening lead: diamond 10
Keaton studied the dummy a few seconds, then simultaneously dropped both red kings on the table—the diamond to take the first trick, the heart to lead on the second. It was the only lead that could have guaranteed the contract. Had he led a small heart, East (Pat Sheinwold) would have won the trick and shot back a trump through the ace-queen, shortening dummy's trump. With Alfred Sheinwold forced to take the trick with his ace (and he was marked with it on the bidding), he could not lead a trump without giving up the king. A little lesson with a little humor, which pretty much sums up the book.