Ted's Bridge World Problems


by George Coffin


South to make 7
Opening lead: Q

South can ruff three clubs, but he needs yet another trick.  Winning the diamond lead with the king, he advances the K!  That card is covered and ruffed.  Four similar coups follow: K, J, J, 9, all covered and ruffed.  Declarer now finesses in spades and draws two more trumps to this position:


The 2 is led for a double squeeze, which would not have worked without transferring the heart guard to west and the club guard to east.

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