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Our auction on this board:
1H 2C
3H 3S (X)
P 3NT diamond control, no spade Ace.
4C 6C all pass, making 13 on a diamond lead.

6H-2 at the other table.
Aug. 10
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Nah, from memory its problem 24 I think.

—— void
—— void
—— x
—— T9
void——– Q
void——– void
K ———– void
Ax———- QJ
—— x
—— 2H (trumps)
—— void
—— K

lead in dummy. led and ruffed squeezes east into pitching a club and strips West's KD. KC exit gets the 10 at T13.

Thanks Ben. Good Luck at Aus Open Trials!
Aug. 9
Matt Smith edited this comment Aug. 10
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The first time I saw this squeeze was in Tim Bourke's book “Maastricht Challenge.” (the 2S was a trump, lead in dummy, and East had A9 A and you ruff a diamond back to hand).

Kevin Rosenberg and I spent a long time trying to solve one of the hands. When Kevin eventually got it, he said “oh my god I can believe I didn't solve this sooner. I've seen this play before. MY MUM did this squeeze on vugraph!”

Kevin calls this squeeze “The Squeeze from Nowhere.”
That's now also what I call it.
Aug. 9
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Amazing
July 26
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Has the FIGB acquitted every cheating Italian pair ever? Just wondering.
July 18
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What?
Oh…
July 16
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Matty McManus is the best.
July 14
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I'm really glad you went public with this. Nothing would've been done otherwise.
July 13
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This is great.
“Down 2. Down 1. Making ….”
July 13
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Yeah not ideal. But we get a 1M-2D-4C=Void which is pretty cool.
Maybe 1M-2D-3NT is better as the void cub.
June 25
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Not using 3NT is a waste.

EDIT: changed “stupid” to “a waste.”
June 24
Matt Smith edited this comment June 24
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1M 2D (5+ diamonds)
3NT = club splinter
June 23
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no worries
June 22
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For Jamie and I, 1D=unbalanced.
1D 1M 1NT = short major / mis-fit.
3-1-5-4 / (4-1)-4-4 / (4-0)-5-4 go into 1NT.
1D 1M 2C is natural and forcing.
Just in case you wanted to know this Kevin.
Love ya.
Also 2C 2D 3NT should be GF 5-5 minors.
Peace.
June 22
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Hugh Kelsey, Tim Bourke and Krzysztof Martens
Feb. 25
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1 2
2 3 = splinter

1 2
2 4 = void

(jokes)
Feb. 7
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2 checking for 4-4 's, then 3NT over 2
Jan. 29
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Especially if your partnership doesn't allow a later spade cue to be a singleton.
Jan. 25
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