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A Twice Nice Played Hand

Squeezes come up relatively frequently. In most cases, declarer has one loser remaining. After a defender is squeezed, declarer takes all the remaining tricks.

In rarer cases, declarer starts with more than one loser and loses a trick after the squeeze operates. Often times these involve three-suit squeezes or squeezes without the count. At a recent regional my partner had a nice squeeze without the count that also required a nice play in the trump suit.

Click through the hand to see the play.

West
7
AKJ1072
KQ96
A6
North
K842
6
AJ72
KQ85
East
J953
Q93
853
J92
South
AQ106
854
104
10743
W
N
E
S
1
X
P
1
2
2
P
P
3
P
3
3
P
P
P
D
8
3 South
NS: 0 EW: 0
A
6
9
4
0
0
1
K
2
3
5
1
1
1
2
3
10
K
0
1
2
2
4
Q
8
1
2
2
K
3
6
7
1
3
2
8
5
10
6
3
4
2
+Nice play #1
A
7
5
9
3
5
2
Q
10
+Nice Play #2 West was forced to discard a winning heart in order to prevent declarer from winning 3 diamond tricks.
Q
10
7
J
3
6
2
4
6
J
5
1
7
2
+Declarer can now set up a club trick while retaining the AD as an entry.
K
2
3
A
0
7
3
J
8
8
4
0
7
4
9 tricks claimed
N/S +140
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