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Squeeze Plays


West

Pass
North
1 H
4 H
East
Pass
AP
South
3 H
Board 1
None Vul
S 7 5 4 2
H A K J 8 6
D A 7 3
C 3
Trick
1 E
2 E
3 N
4 N
5 N
6 S
7 S
8 S
9 N
10 S
Lead
C K
C 5?
H A
H K
H 8
S A
S K
C 8
S 5
H Q!
2nd
2
7
2
C 4
C 10
3
8
J
Q
?
3rd
9
A
5
7
9
2
4
H J
H 10
4th
3
H 6
3
4
C 6
6
9
Q
10
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
S J 10 8 3
H 4 3
D Q J 4
C A J 9 6
TableS Q 9 6
H 2
D 9 6 5 2
C K Q 10 5 4
Play
 
Isolate threat
Positional squeeze
S A K
H Q 10 9 7 5
D K 10 8
C 8 7 2
4 H by North9 top tricksWest is squeezedmade 6 +480


West

2 NT
4 S
North

Pass
Pass
East
2 C
3 S
6 S
South
Pass
Pass
AP
Board 2
N-S Vul
S 8 5
H 10 9 7 6 2
D J 3
C 8 6 5 4
Trick
1 S
2 W
3 S
4 E
5 E
6 E
7 E
8 W
9 W
10 E
Lead
S 7
H 4!
S 3
H A
D K!
D A
S 10
H K
D 6
S A!
2nd
9
2
4
3
8
9
6
7
H 9
?
3rd
5
J
8
5
2
5
J
D 4
S K
4th
2
Q
Q
6
3
J
C 4
8
10
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
S J 9 4
H K 5 4
D 7 6 5 2
C A 9 2
TableS A K Q 10 2
H A J
D A K 4
C K 10 3
Bidding

Play
 
Opening 2 C & response
Slam decision
Combine chances
Automatic squeeze
S 7 6 3
H Q 8 3
D Q 10 9 8
C Q J 7
6 S by East11 top tricksSouth is squeezedmade 6 -980


West

1 NT
2 D
North

Pass
Pass
East

2 C
3 NT
South
Pass
Pass
AP
Board 3
E-W Vul
S A K
H J 10 9 8
D 9 3 2
C J 10 8 4
Trick
1 N
2 E
3 N
4 W
5 N
6 E
7 E
8 W
9 W
10 E
Lead
H J
S 5
H 8
S J
H 9
D A!
D 4
D Q
S 6
S 9
2nd
A
4
5
K
K
5
6
9
C 4
D 8
3rd
4
Q
6
7
S 3
10
K
C 2
10
C 5
4th
2
A
Q
2
3
2
3
7
8
?
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
S Q J 6
H Q 3 2
D K Q 10
C A K 6 5
TableS 10 9 7 5
H A K 7 5
D A 4
C 7 3 2
Bidding
Play
 
Stayman convention
Go after sure trick
Automatic squeeze
S 8 4 3 2
H 6 4
D J 8 7 6 5
C Q 9
3 NT by West8 top tricksNorth is squeezedmade 5 -660


West
1 H
3 H
AP
North
Pass
3 S
East
2 H
Pass
South
2 S
4 S
Board 4
Both Vul
S J 4 2
H 7 6 4 2
D A Q 9
C 6 5 4
Trick
1 W
2 W
3 S
4 S
5 S
6 E
7 E
8 N
9 S
10 N
11 S
Lead
C Q
C J
S A
S K
H 3!
C K
S 7
H 4
D 4
H 6
S Q
2nd
4
5
9
H 5
8
9
6
J
3
K
?
3rd
8
3
2
4
2
10
D 2
S 8
Q
S 10
4th
2!
A
3
5
10
6
J
9
6
Q
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
3 2
3 3
4 3
5 3
6 3
7 3
S 9
H A Q 9 8 5
D K 5 3 2
C Q J 10
TableS 7 5 3
H K J 10
D 10 8 6
C K 8 7 3
Play
 
Correct loser count
Isolate threat
S A K Q 10 8 6
H 3
D J 7 4
C A 9 2
4 S by South8 top tricksWest is squeezedmade 4 +620


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