There is nothing for you to solve in this hand, rather it is a hand played by our newest and youngest members, Niall and Andrew.
They had started classes in Sept 2018 and joined the club in March of the following year. They were only there a couple of weeks when they got this hand.
Andrew was South and they got into 7NT. There is no point in going through the bidding with you, because they still have no idea how they got there, but 7NT it was.
Needless to say nobody else in the club got into 7NT that night with only 33 points between them.
The opening lead was H5. Andrew won this in hand with the King. He then proceeded to play off his 5 club winners and his 2 Diamond winners.
He then crossed to Dummy with the SA and played the HA.
He had now won the first 10 tricks.
Dummy now had ♠ 6 ♥ Q ♦ 7
East had ♠ QJ ♦ Q
South had ♠ K10 ♦ 10
West last 3 cards were immaterial.
Andrew played the ♥ Q from the table and poor East had a dilemma. She had no safe discard. She eventually threw away the ♠ J and Andrew discarded the ♦ 10. He then won the last 2 tricks with the ♠ K and ♠ 10.
7NT was made and a big congratulations from their opponents.
When we got home we analysed the hand.
"That's a perfect Squeeze", I told him.
"What's a Squeeze?" Andrew replied.
"If East discards the ♦ Q you keep the ♦ 10 and win the last 2 tricks with the ♠ K and ♦ 10, and when she discarded the ♠ J you kept your ♠ 10 and won the last two tricks with the ♠ K and ♠ 10" I said.
"Ah no, no, no" Andrew said "I had no idea what she had in her hand, if fact, I wasn't even looking, I was too busy picking the ♦ 10 out of my hand to throw away"
We can only put it down to beginners luck!