The Whitfield Eight
by William Whitfield
Spades are trump. South to lead and win all.
South trumps a club, then leads a spade. East must keep all his clubs to
prevent establishment of declarer's long card; so he discards a red
say, hearts. South also sheds a heart, then plays a heart to the ace. The
♣A is cashed, discarding a diamond from dummy, and a club is
ruffed. Now the lead of dummy's last spade effects a double squeeze; east must
guard clubs and west must guard hearts, so neither opponent can guard diamonds.
Trap: cashing the
♣A early would compel a premature commitment
from dummy. East would hold onto the same red suit as the dummy, and the squeeze