This beauty came up in the Lockdown battle league match between DSM and Monica
Hand rotated for convenience.
Sitting West you pick up the following hand, and see the opponents bidding happily to grandslam in spades
Well, what do you lead?
Given the bits and pieces you hold in every side suit, it seems best to get off the lead with a trump. Ashok Goel of DSM did so.
Let’s see the full hand
You can imagine what his pd, Subhash Gupta, would have felt on seeing that lead. Need I say that we are grateful this match was at BBO so guruji was at home with no one to strangle😀
At the other table, Sandip datta , sitting East also heard a similar auction. He was sweating, not because it was hot, or because Corona had attacked. It was because he could see opponents bidding grand, and his partner making a text book lead of trump killing his jxxx. So he decided to do something about it. Anything at all to get his partner not to lead a spade.
He doubled 6♥ !!!
What an imaginative solution to a quandary.
Take a bow Datta.
The grand can still be made on a trump coup, plus a finesse or two. But that detracts nothing from datta