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When you get to choose the poison [Declarer Play Problem]

West
5432
95
QJ107
743
North
Q976
KJ108
432
K2
East
8
Q432
AK98
AJ105
South
AKJ10
A76
65
Q986
W
N
E
S
 
P
1
X
P
2
P
2
P
3
P
4
P
P
X
P
P
P
D
4X South
NS: 0 EW: 0

You are playing Matchpoints. East doubles your 4  which suggests that the suits will not break nicely for you and he has 3 sure quick tricks from his hand unless his partner has long 

You win the lead in hand and count your tricks. 4  + 1  + 3 (assuming Q is with East for his dbl) is 8 Top tricks. You cannot ruff two clubs in dummy after this lead since there is a communication problem. But if East has both JT of , you might be able to ruff either a  or a  for 9th trick and squeeze East in  and  for the 10th trick.

At Trick 2, you play a  to the King to the Ace. East Cashes Ace and West plays the Q showing the J. East under leads a to J and West plays another .

You win in hand and play the Q and ruff a . You play the J ducked by East. Now you play A and K to arrive at this position

West
2
107
North
K8
4
East
Q2
J
South
A
7
9
D

Your last trump now squeezes East in  and .

After the hand is over, East says "May be I should not have cashed the A and under lead a  at trick 3 so that we do not rectify the count for the declarer "

West says "After winning the second , declarer himself can play the second and rectify the count. After winning the second , I can play the third . Declarer wins in hand. He cashes Q and ruffs a . J is ducked followed by A and now on last trump East is again squeezed"

South says "I was thinking about a different line if you do not cash your second . After winning the second , I cash Q and ruff a in dummy. now J is ducked followed by a to the Ace. Now I cash the third . This is my hand now "

West
2
J108
North
K10
43
East
Q2
9
J
South
A
7
7
9
D

South continues "Now on my last East is caught in a 3 suit squeeze.  or  discard immediately gives away a trick. The discard does not create a winner for the declarer but it has non-material effects since now declarer can throw you in with s and you will be endplayed to play to KT in the dummy "

South after some thought says "You know what, Squeeze is very routine these days and sometime it just happens without your knowledge. Hence I would have gone for Endplay rather than Squeeze. Technically, Endplay is better than Squeeze as I am isolating the menace in case West has either the J or the 10"

We find it interesting that East doubled 4 as he liked his AJ10 and South could make this hand only because he held the 9 . This allowed him to squeeze or endplay East. If you give 9 to West, the contract will always go down. Declarer will be forced with ruff in hand and cannot ruff in dummy to isolate the menace.

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