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Curio 2a

composed by Leigh Matheson, 2016

♠ 765432

 7

 AKJ1098

♣ none

♠ none

 none

 none

♣ AKQJ1098765432




♠ AKQJ109

 KQJ1098

 Q

♣ none

♠ 8

 A65432

 765432

♣ none

West is on lead against South's contract of seven diamonds.

In December 2016, shortly after this section first appeared, Leigh Matheson submitted a construction that could perhaps be considered to better my record claimed in Curio 2.  The two-suit squeeze still occurs at trick two but is preceded by a backwash squeeze at trick one, on which trick the leader is in fact endplayed!

Matheson also refers to a deal given in Adventures in Card Play by Géza Ottlik and Hugh Kelsey (1979), on page 85:

♠ AKQJ108

 J

 1095432

♣ none

♠ none

 10

 AKQJ86

♣ AQJ1086




♠ 5

 AKQ9875432

 7

♣ K

♠ 976432

 6

 none

♣ 975432

West leads the 10 against South's contract of six spades
(and East must clearly return the ♠5 at trick two)

I respectfully point out that my deal appeared seven years earlier than Ottlik's, though of course I can't prove that I was the first to note such squeezes.

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