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Squeezy Peezy

North
9753
A854
A9
AQ2
South
AK2
K9
KQ6
KJ543
W
N
E
S
1
P
1
P
2NT
P
6NT
P
P
P

West leads the Q

North's jump to 6NT is slightly aggressive, but you still have a fair shot.  How do you play 6NT after West shows out on the first Club?

West
QJ1086
J762
10843
North
9753
A854
A9
AQ2
East
4
Q103
J752
109876
South
AK2
K9
KQ6
KJ543
W
N
E
S
1
P
1
P
2NT
P
6NT
P
P
P
D
6NT South
NS: 0 EW: 0
Q
3
4
A
3
1
0
3
6
A
10
1
2
0
5
2
2
8
0
2
1
8
A
5
6
1
3
1
Q
7
4
4
1
4
1
2
6
J
3
3
5
1
K
2
4
8
3
6
1
K
10
9
7
3
7
1
K
10
7
J
3
8
1
Q
6
9
10

This hand looks easy until the clubs break 5-0. The best thing to do now is to duck a spade. You are hoping the spades will be 3-3, but it is not the case when West shows up with 5 spades. Now the only chance is a squeeze. The situation is perfect for a squeeze. West has to keep spades and East has to keep clubs, so there no-one can keep hearts and your last heart in dummy will become the 12th trick. With 4 cards to go you have K9, Q, and the 5 and in dummy you have 9, and A85. Now when you lead the Q, West needs to keep the spade winner so comes down to 2 hearts. You can now throw the 9 from dummy and East needs to keep the club winner so comes down to 2 hearts and now your hearts are all good.

A lot of the time you do not need to know about a squeeze play, it just happens if you cash your cards in the correct order.

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