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36. Wednesday - Sept 15, 1999 : THE GUILTY 10

Dealer: South
Vul: E-W

North

A J
Q 9
9 6 5 3
Q 10 5 3 2

 

West

East

 

8 7 4
10 7 4 3
10 4 2
K 7 6

Q 10 6 5 3 2
J 8 2
Q J 7
9

 

South

 

K 9
A K 6 5
A K 8
A J 8 4

 

South

West

North

East

 
 

6

 

 

 

N-S bid a reasonablle, but not particularly well-fitting, six clubs.

There doesn't seem to be a way to avoid the loss of a club and a diamond.

But, wait a minute ...

SOLUTION

Dealer: South
Vul: E-W

North

A J
Q 9
9 6 5 3
Q 10 5 3 2

 

West

East

 

8 7 4
10 7 4 3
10 4 2
K 7 6

Q 10 6 5 3 2
J 8 2
Q J 7
9

 

South

 

K 9
A K 6 5
A K 8
A J 8 4

N-S bid a reasonablle, but not particularly well-fitting, six clubs.

There doesn't seem to be a way to avoid the loss of a club and a diamond.

But, wait a minute ...

West les the 2 to the jack and ace. South played a spade to the ace, lost the club finesse, and now West played the only desastrous card from his hand: the 4, which went to the queen and king.

He was now the victim of a red-suit squeeze. Six making six!

Bridge Today, Jul-Aug 1994, p. 28 Terence Reese

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