> Clubs is a pretty big issue here isn't it?
> In my mind, I'm thinking my partner opened the hand with
> his longest suit. I'm hoping that he had 3 clubs in his
> hand and the 6th one is either buried or in the dealer's
Maybe so, but the issue isn't just clubs, it's short-suitedness.
Unless the maker is 4-suited (which is VERY unlikely), he either has
three trump, or (at least) a doubleton offsuit, be it clubs, spades,
or diamonds. Either way, your aces can take at most one of them.
That would leave the other one good if he manages to regain the lead.
For example, let's say the maker has JKh K9s Ac. After the club
opener, you lead back the 9h. Maker takes the trick and leads back
the 9s. You take it and lead back your Ad. Maker trumps it and
leads back the Ks. Done.
Without trump, you and your P are helpless. To play this smart, you
have to assume your aces are good for AT MOST one trick. Since
you've already committed to the fact that your trump are worth only
one, you're definitely going to need your P for the third. It's not
going to be in suits, since you're the one with the aces, so you've
got to give him the opportunity to use any trump he may have.
That's your only reasonable chance, IMO. Don't lead trump on