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A Quick One from Chicago
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In the second qualifier of the Life Masters, you get this little problem.

North
QJ5
KQ
K1076
AQJ3
East
764
652
Q4
K10854
W
N
E
S
1
P
2
P
2NT
P
4NT
P
6NT
P
P
P

South is a world class player.

Partner leads the 5, ostensibly attitude, 6 from dummy.  This doesn't seem too promising, but you play the Q and declarer wins the A.  Declarer leads the 2:  3 (low encourages, ostensibly), Q.  And you?

 

Declarer appears to be 2=5=2=4.  If partner has an ace, he'll get it.  It seems natural to shift to a spade towards partner's likely K.  Can that hurt anything?

North
QJ5
KQ
K107
AJ3
East
764
652
4
10854
W
N
E
S
1
P
2
P
2NT
P
4NT
P
6NT
P
P
P

Oh yes.  If you carelessly lead a , Declarer can win A, then run clubs and hearts to reach this:

West
K
J95
North
Q
K107
East
7
4
108
South
2
4
8
9
W
N
E
S
1
P
2
P
2NT
P
4NT
P
6NT
P
P
P
D
6NT South
NS: 0 EW: 0

The last squeezes West.

To prevent this ending, you must continue diamonds into the tenace.  That breaks up the entries for the squeeze.

 

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