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I'm back! On this hand South leads the A♦ and switches to the K♠ . Looking at dummy, sooo many trump 6 should be easy. But wait... there is too much balance and only one spade discard available in dummy. How can you prevent a second loser in spades?
Take a breath.... remember the fundamental conditions for a squeeze; rectify count (you have 11 winners and have lost one trick, check!); identify a threat card( J♠ , only the outstanding Q♠ is higher, probably held by south), have a suit of sufficeint length that one opponent must protect their length (in this case Clubs). Time to execute. Win the A♠ and run all the hearts ending in dummy. After the last heart is played dummy will hold ♠ J7 ♣ 86; declarer will hold ♣ AKQ4. South unfortunately must keep 5 cards, Q♠ and foyr clubs to the J. Forced to discard a club, south allows the 4♣ to be declarers 12th trick.
There are many resources available to assist bridge players in improving their game. Some of the best are available free and online. This month we highlight learning resources provided by "LEARNBRIDGE.NYC". Whether your interest is declarer play, conventions, defense, or strategy, LEARNBRIDGE.NYC can help. Click on the link image below to go directly to their site.
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MAY 2018 DUMMY
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♥ UNIT 190 EVENT WINNERS ♥
SUNDAY; KAREN POLLAK, JANE BECK
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