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Playing last week with my regular Wednesday afternoon client, I held an ordinary hand:

654

AJ52

J532

K5

 

In first seat I passed as did lefty and partner, and righty opened 1D. Lefty responded 1NT, partner doubled and i bought the hand in 2H. Lefty led a low D. here's what I bought:

 

AQ82

K743

76

J97

 

 

654

AJ52

J532

K5

Righty won the ace and lefty won the D continuation with the K and shifted to the J of S. I played the Q, not because I thought it would win, but rather to hope righty win and would shift to a club--i was pretty sure lefty had the club ace and righty the Q. Righty did shift to a C, I played low and lefty continued clubs after winning the ace--righty's 10 pushed out my K.

 

If i could pick up the Q of H, I was sure to go plus and who knows what else might occur. So i played a H to the K and a H down. The Q showed up; I won, drew out the last trump and waited for righty's discard, which turned out to be a low D.

 

Yay! since diamonds were sure to have been 3-4 originally, one D ruff in my dummy would establish my D j for my 9th trick and +140. Thank you righty.

 

But then as I played out the hand, I realized righty hadn't erred--he had been squeezed in three suits!

Here's the full hand, Board 17 from the common game from jan 16, 2019. (hands rotated)

 

                                              AQ82

                                              K743

                                              76

                                              J97

 

J10                                                                K973

1098                                                             Q6

K84                                                               AQ109

A6432                                                            Q108

                                          654

                                          AJ52

                                          J53d2

                                          K5

 

If instead of pitching a D, he pitched a spade, ace and a spade would give me an extra trick and if he pitched his now singleton

Q of Clubs my jack makes a trick.

 

Wow! a triple squeeze without the count in a partscore at trick 8!

Not bad for a Wednesday afternoon club game.

                                 

                                  

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