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This hand has bothered me for a while so I'm posting it.

West
K1087
Q9842
1065
5
North
A4
A75
KJ32
A982
East
J63
J106
Q9874
76
South
Q952
K3
A
KQJ1043
W
N
E
S
P
1
2
3
P
3NT
P
P
P
D
3NT South
NS: 0 EW: 0
5
A
7
3
1
1
0
9
6
K
5
3
2
0
Q
2
8
4
3
3
0
J
4
2
7
3
4
0
10
8
4
3
3
5
0
4
7
2
6
3
6
0
2
10
A
J
1
7
0
3
8
A
6
3
8
0
5
K
5
6
0
8
1
8
7
10
K
3
9
1
Q
9
J
9
3
10
1
3
Q
A
J
1
11
1
K
Q
9
10
1
12
1
N/S +490
13

Our mean opp bid 2. But then lead a spade against 3N and I made 7.

3 got to 6. 9 played 3/6/7Nt and took exactly 11 tricks.

After a dia/heart lead, you run some clubs.

If w pitches 2 dias, you can get a 3rd dia trick.

If e pitches a heart, you can play a spade, losing.

This rectifies the count and isolates the spade menace in the west hand so you can spade/heart squeeze him.

If west leads a club, you have a legitimate 3 way squeeze on him.

This is the 8 card ending:

West
K108
Q98
106
North
A
A75
KJ32
East
J
J106
Q987
South
Q952
K3
A
4
D

On the 4, if w pitches a dia, n a heart, you can squeeze/strip e and throw him in with a dia to lead into the KJ.

If w pitches a heart, n a dia, you can cash the A, A and throw e in on the 3rd heart to lead into the KJ.

If w pitches a spade, you cash the A, come to hand with the A (not the K), knock out the K, and get to hand with the K to cash the Q.

Here is a variation if east discards 2 dias and 2 spades and west discards a second dia.

West
K1087
Q9842
1065
5
North
A4
A75
KJ32
A982
East
J63
J106
Q9874
76
South
Q952
K3
A
KQJ1043
W
N
E
S
P
1
2
3
P
3NT
P
P
P
D
3NT South
NS: 0 EW: 0
5
A
7
3
1
1
0
9
6
K
5
3
2
0
Q
2
8
4
3
3
0
J
4
2
7
3
4
0
10
8
4
3
3
5
0
4
6
5
6
3
6
0
A
10
2
8
3
7
0
3
8
A
6
1
8
0
K
9
2
8
1
9
0
3
Q
5
8
2
9
1
10

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