Sunday, November 17, 2013

In my dreams

How bad is it to squeeze your opponent, and then let them slip away because you call for the wrong card?

Happened to me on this hand at a recent Sectional.  I was South, playing 3NT and this is how the play should have gone (click Next to see the plays):

I had the count of the hand and had watched the discards, so I knew West was down to three hearts, a club and two spades. But I got so excited that I was going to carry out my first squeeze that instead of calling for the top spade from dummy, I called for the top club.

How sad is that?

1 comment:

  1. Spotting squeezes is the difficult part. Once you can do this you may misplay the first couple but soon you'll be performing them regularly. Keep up the good work.