Competition Problem 82b
composed by Sebastian Nowacki
North is on lead at no-trumps. North-South to make 6 tricks.
Successful solvers: Steve Bloom, Ian Budden, Leigh Matheson, Ian McGarrett, Pavel Střķ˛, Daniel de Lind van Wijngaarden, Dick Yuen, Wim van der Zijden
North cashes the ♦8. If West discards a club, North follows with the ♠2 to West’s ♠8 and then the forced club to South’s ♣9, North discarding the ♠9 either now or on the ♦7, catches East in a repeated squeeze. If West instead discards the ♠8, North plays ♥9 and another heart so that East must either concede two spade tricks or let South make two minor suit winners in addition to North’s ♠9.
See the solution to Competition Problem #4 for the recommended tabular format if you prefer not to write in English prose.