Is there any way playing 2/1 to avoid landing up in the slam? The spade lead is dead-obvious on the auction too ... Playing precision, of course, it is quite easy to stop in 5C:
The last board was a doozy of a fix:
Who bids 3nt instead of 4H with a soft stopper in spades and 5 hearts? Our opponents, that's who! My duck of the spade was right (click Next to see the play) -- I was hoping to set the contract if partner has one more entry. However, that was not to be, and 3NT+3 was a near-bottom. Turns out that 3NT+2 would have gotten us only 5% more matchpoints.