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Triple Squeeze Played As A Double

North
A94
1085
6
AKJ953
South
Q102
AK4
AK9743
10
W
N
E
S
1
P
2
P
2NT
P
3NT
P
P
P

You get the lead of the Q.

It sometimes helps to envision the ending. This time 5 cards.

       94

       T

       6

       x

?        ??

J       -

xxx . xxx

-        _

     Q

     -

     AKxx

     -

On the next to last club, West pitches a dia. No K or J..

So you pitch a dia.

On the last club, East doesn't pitch the K. But he could have been squeezed out of a dia. So you pitch the Q and hope for a third dia trick.

West
K865
QJ6
J1085
86
North
A94
1085
6
AKJ953
East
J73
9732
Q2
Q742
South
Q102
AK4
AK9743
10
D

You take the Q, find out East is getting the Q. He knocks out your other top heart. You go to the dummy with the A and cash clubs.

Good news, West was triple squeezed on the next to last club. You get 11 tricks.

Bad news. Every other declarer in the room got the opening lead of the 5 and J by East at trick 1. Most made 12 tricks. You were getting zero or very little.

 

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Very interesting play after lead of K.

DD or no I like:

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Leading 5
Leading Q
Leading !K
As East, after West leads 5, playing small.
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