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Squeezes Are Easy

I tend to think of squeezes as difficult, required exquisite planning, good card reading, precise counting and perfect execution.  Here's one that practically plays itself for an overtrick (I was dummy).

Matchpoints.

West
AKQ7
J97
J2
A975
North
8543
AQ105
103
J83
East
K6
AKQ9754
K1042
South
J10962
8432
86
Q6
W
N
E
S
P
1
P
1
P
3
P
4NT
P
5
P
6
P
P
P
D
6 East
NS: 0 EW: 0
J
A
3
6
0
0
1
J
3
4
6
0
0
2
2
10
A
8
2
0
3
K
2
7
5
2
0
4
Q
3
9
10
2
0
5
9
4
J
4
2
0
6
7
2
5
5
2
0
7
5
8
7
8
2
0
8
2
6
A
3
0
0
9
K
Q
4
6
0
0
10
Q
11

Declarer wins the spade lead, discarding a heart and plays off all her diamond winners, discarding 3 hearts and 2 clubs from dummy.  Next comes a club to the Ace and the KQ.  On the K, declarer discards a club.  On the Q, if North discards the heart Ace, keep the king, otherwise pitch that card.  If the spade T, 9 and 8 have all been played, dummy's 7 is good.  If not, lead a club to the K and see if the QJ come down, making declarer's T good for the 13th trick.

This easy, no counting squeeze only requires declarer to watch the spade discards and note the heart ace if it appears.  It works whenever either player has 6 spades (or T98) with the club guard, or when North has the A with the club guard.

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