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Squeeze Defense


West

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

Defense


 
Stayman convention
Slam decision
Shift to correct suit
Shift to proper card
Shift to spade honor is
crucial to defeat
S K 5 3
H A K
D 5 2
C A 9 8 5 4 3
6 NT by North7 top tricksLose 1 more trickdown 1 -50


West

4 H1
North

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


 
Texas transfer bid
Choose discard
Make declarer guess
South must blank H K to
have a chance
S 7 3
H K 8 7 3
D Q 10 9 5 4
C A K
4 S by East9 top tricksLose 1 more trickdown 1 +50


West

Pass
AP
North

4 NT
East

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


 
Quantitative 4 NT
Ducking play
Break up squeeze
If East takes S A
West will be squeezed
S J 5 3
H A K 2
D A K 5
C J 10 9 8
6 NT by South9 top tricksLose 2 tricksdown 1 -50


West
1 NT
2 S
3 NT
North
Pass
Pass
AP
East
2 C
2 NT1
South
Pass
Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S A 7 5
H Q 10 8
D J 9 5 3
C Q J 5
Trick
1 N
2 S
3 E
4 N
5 S
6 W
7 W
8 S
Lead
D 3
D 7!
S 9
S 7
C 2!
S Q
S 4
C 4!
2nd
4
8?
10
2
K
5
D 5!
6
3rd
A!
9
K
8
5
C 7
C 8
J
4th
2
K
A
3
3
6
J
A
W L
0 1
1 1
1 2
1 3
2 3
3 3
3 4
4 4
S K Q 4 3
H A K 2
D Q 10 8 2
C K 6
TableS 9 2
H J 9 7
D K 6 4
C A 10 8 7 3
Note 1
Defense

 
does not imply hearts
Attack dummy’s entry
Timing the defense
Toronto 92 (Root South)
S J 10 8 6
H 6 5 4 3
D A 7
C 9 4 2
3 NT by West4 top tricksLose 1 more trickdown 1 +100


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