8 6 5 2
10 of clubs forced Boles' ace. He returned a heart, but
Fannie won in hand, unblocked her other heart and led a club to
king. The queen fell. She now had two spades, three hearts, two
diamonds and four clubs, 11 tricks.
dear Fannie, said Boles. I see you haven't lost your
You think so? said Fannie. Watch further. She
now proceeded to
cash the jack of clubs, ace of spades, and her remaining two clubs,
squeezing East in the red suits for her twelfth trick. She came
to the queen of spades and K-6-3 of diamonds facing the A-10 of
diamonds and the K-7 of hearts. East had no answer.
would have preferred to squeeze you, said Fannie later
at the coffee bar.
I would have preferred it, too, said Boles. Are
you booked for the
Winter regional? But keep it a secret, please.
think about it, said Fannie. I love you, I always will,
your failure to switch to diamonds, breaking up the squeeze, really
makes me ill.
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