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West
J9
KQJ76
K106532

W
N
E
S
P
1
3
3NT
P
?

What is your call with the West cards over partner's 3N?

Suppose you choose to pass. South, respecting his partner's call, opens the J, North playing the Q.

West
J9
KQJ76
K106532
East
A843
Q86
A3
AQJ9

How will you play?

West
J9
KQJ76
K106532
East
A843
Q86
A3
AQJ9

You win the lead (throwing dummy's heart spot) and rattle off the club suit. North follows twice, then pitches the K75, 2. South follows once, then pitches the 6, A1043. You have reached this position:

West
J
KQJ76
East
8
Q86
A3

Now what?

South
K
109852

South has been squeezed without the count. Exit the J, win the A, cash the Q, and finish with dummy's diamonds.

West
J9
KQJ76
K106532
North
KQ109752
752
4
74
East
A843
Q86
A3
AQJ9
South
J6
AK1043
109852
8
D

John Adams found this play at a recent Unit Championship to score +690. He deeply regrets not scoring the Beer Card.

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