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Squeeze Plays X


West

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

Play


 
Sacrifice bid
Combat sacrifice bid
Isolate threat
Positional squeeze
Down 1 is good result
(N-S make 4 H or 4 S)
S K Q 8
H A J 9 6 2
D 9 8 7
C 10 6
5 C× by West8 top tricksNorth is squeezeddown 1 +100


West

Pass
Pass
Pass
North

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

Play

Defense 
Rebid by responder
Opener’s third bid
Finessing technique
Automatic squeeze
Choose lead at notrump
S A Q 8 2
H J 2
D K 4 2
C A 8 5 2
3 NT by South8 top tricksEast is squeezedmade 5 +660


West

Pass
3 C
4 H1
North

Pass
Pass
Pass
East

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

Play
 
slam try in spades
Opening 2 NT & response
Slam decision
Timing the play
Positional squeeze
S 5 3
H K 3
D K 8 7 6 2
C J 10 4 3
6 S by East9 top tricksSouth is squeezedmade 7 -1460


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

Play 
Cue-bid to show fit
Blackwood convention
Positional squeeze
S K Q J 9 8
H A J 4 3
D A 2
C 6 5
6 S by North9 top tricksWest is squeezedmade 7 +1460


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