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Finesse, squeeze or other

North
A53
AQ10
J106
AK73
South
KQ62
J9762
AK4
10
W
N
E
S
1
P
1
P
2NT
P
3
P
3
P
3
P
4
P
4NT
P
5
P
6
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This deal is from a teams match. Both declarers ended up with 11 tricks. The bidding at my table (I was defender!) should best be covered with a pile of loving blankets. North never confirmed a fit and South tried for a grand nonetheless. The bidding above is roughly how my teammates bid it.

Now how to play it on a trump lead?

1) Finesse in trumps (it loses), next you draw trump, check for a 3-3 split in and then have the hook as fallback scenario. 

2) Finesse in trumps (it loses), next you draw trump, isolate a possible threat, cash Ace-King of (perhaps you'll catch a doubleton Queen) and then on the final trump you have a squeeze against a 4-card with or the guard or the guard. Just 3-3 works too.

Finesse (1)
Squeeze (2)
Other

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