Partner leads J. When dummy comes down, it is void in diamonds, and contains zero high card points.

Dummy trumps.

Dummy leads low trump. You follow, but dealer’s finesse works, no matter what you play.

Dealer leads a diamond, and trumps in the dummy. Not looking great right now, but you hold out hope.

Dealer once again finesses against your high club.

Rinse and repeat until dealer’s diamonds are established.

Dealer makes 7 clubs, doubled and redoubled!

Here’s the full layout:

You have fallen victim to the Duke of Cumberland bridge scam.

The Duke was reported to be the son of King George III, and lost £20,000 on this hand in Bath in the 1800’s.

This hand was featured in the James Bond movie “Moonraker”, when Bond tricked the evil Drax with it.