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Squeeze Plays VI


West

3 NT
North
1 H
Pass
East
1 NT
Pass
South
Pass
Pass
Board 1
None Vul
S 10
H Q J 8 6 3
D K Q J
C A 9 6 5
Trick
1 S
2 E
3 N
4 S
5 N
6 E
7 E
8 W
9 E
Lead
H 9?
D 2!
C 5
C 3
C 9
S K
S 2
S 4
S J!
2nd
4
3
Q
D 5
J
5
6
H 6
8
3rd
J
4
K
A
2
3
A
Q
D 7
4th
K
J
4
10
D 6
10
H 3
7
?
W L
1 0
1 1
1 2
1 3
2 3
3 3
4 3
5 3
S A 4 3
H A 7 4
D 10 8 7 6 5 4
C 4
TableS K Q J 2
H K 10 5 2
D A 2
C Q J 10
Bidding
Play


 
Resp to 1 NT overcall
Duck to keep control
Unusual squeeze
Original club lead will
defeat 3 NT
S 9 8 7 6 5
H 9
D 9 3
C K 8 7 3 2
3 NT by East7 top tricksN squeezed, lose 1made 3 -400


West

1 S
AP
North

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

Play
 
Resp to takeout double
Combat sacrifice bid
Placing enemy cards
Automatic squeeze
S K Q 10 9
H Q 8 4 3 2
D A 6 5 4
C
5 H by North6 top tricksWest is squeezedmade 5 +650


West

1 S
Pass
Pass
North

3 D
4 C
6 D
East

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

 
Correct loser count
Isolate threat
Bidding is aggressive
S A
H A 10 9 4
D A K 10 9 3
C J 6 3
6 D by South9 top tricksWest is squeezedmade 6 +920


West
1 NT
2 D
North
Pass
Pass
East
2 C
3 NT
South
Pass
AP
Board 4
Both Vul
S K J 9 3 2
H 6 5 4
D 10 8
C Q 10 5
Trick
1 N
2 S
3 E
4 W
5 N
6 N
7 N
8 W
9 W
10 W
Lead
S 3
S 10
H 2
S 8!
S J
S K
D 10
H Q
C A!
C 7!
2nd
5
7
8
9
D 4
C 3
6
5
5
10
3rd
Q
2
K
D 2
C 4
C 6
5
3
8
K
4th
4
A
4
6
C 2
D 3
A
7
J
?
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
2 2
2 3
2 4
3 4
4 4
5 4
S 8 7 4
H K Q
D A K 7 3
C A 9 7 2
TableS A 5
H A 9 3 2
D 9 6 4 2
C K 8 3
Bidding
Play
 
Stayman convention
Break communication
Automatic squeeze
S Q 10 6
H J 10 8 7
D Q J 5
C J 6 4
3 NT by West8 top tricksSouth is squeezedmade 3 -600


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