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Squeeze

Try this hand contributed by Tony Allen (playing East, dealer):

         NORTH
         
 T95
         
 T84
         
 KJ984
         
 93
WEST              EAST
 AJ8              KQ7432
 A732             5
 653              Q72
 KT7              A62
         SOUTH
         
 6
         
 KQJ96
         
 AT
         
 QJ854

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Balancing

It is good tactics to dislodge the opponents from the comfort of the 2-level when they are in an obvious fit. The practice of reopening the bidding when the opponents are about to stop at a low level is known as "balancing". For example, your right hand opponent opens 1S, you pass, and responder raises to 2S, passed around back to you. What action should you take as West?

Nil vulnerable, dealer South.

         NORTH
          8762
         
 Q43
          AJ
          9872
WEST                EAST
 J                  K95
 KJT5               A982
 Q76432             KT8
 Q6                 JT3
         SOUTH
          AQT43
          76
          95
          AK54

S     W     N     E
1S    P     2S    P
P     ?

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The Curse of 3NT

At Easter time, I dug up this hand from a previous Easter Teams:

 A9
 AT75432
 6
 T43

Read more: The Curse of 3NT

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