by George Coffin
South leads the ♠J.
East to make 7NT against any distribution and defense.
East wins the ♠K and plays off the
and the ♣A-K. If either suit splits 3-2,
school is out. If both minors break badly, then:
If the minors are in the same hand, declarer arranges to play off the
winners, and that defender will be squeezed in the minors. Declarer could humor
himself by discarding a club from east and a diamond from west, effecting a
If the minors are in opposite hands, the
♦Q are played off. Then the ♥A and two
rounds of spades, discarding minors, will squeeze whoever holds the long hearts.