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Irish Daily Mail - - Life - PETER DONO­VAN

YOU are West on lead, now go­ing for an over­trick in 3NT, which means that you must win five of the ream­ing tricks. HAVE you spot­ted the sim­ple squeeze against South? To achieve it, you must strip him of his ‘spare’ cards. So you now exit with ♦J (keep­ing con­trol of the suit, of course), North must win with the queen and South can dis­card a club, fol­lowed by a spade when North con­tin­ues with ei­ther of his red suits. On cash­ing your sec­ond ace, South has to bare one of his black knaves, thus es­tab­lish­ing your suit. Note this is one of the sim­plest squeeze po­si­tions, yet it is in­cred­i­bly dif­fi­cult to spot. In ad­di­tion to your squeeze card (♥A), you need a men­ace in each hand (the dou­ble­tons) with an en­try to both hands (♠Q and ♣A).

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