composed by Leigh Matheson, 2016
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!
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Leigh also refers to a deal given in Adventures in Card Play by Géza Ottlik and Hugh Kelsey (1979), on page 85:
leads the ♥10 against South's contract of
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.
© Hugh Darwen, 2016
Date last modified: 11 March, 2017