I worked on my birthday, but took today off. I slept late, then tried poker, but I was "running bad," as they say. So, I tuned into BBO to play bridge with the robots.
♠ A Q 8 6 2
♥ 9 3
♦ Q 2
♣ A Q 6 5
♠ K J
♥ Q 8 2
♦ A K 10 7
♣ J 8 3 2
2♣ (1) 2♦ (2)
(1) Human, do you have three spades or four hearts?
(2) No, robot, sorry. Would I lie to you?
West led the ♥4 to East's king. He returned the ♥J, covered and won by West with the ace. After the West bot led a heart to East's 10, East cashed the ♥7 and West followed with a low one as I discarded a club.
At this point East exited with the ♦8 and my 10 held the trick. I cashed the ♠K J and on the second one, East showed out (discarding the ♦5).
Time to figure out what was going on.
I could take a club finesse and make my game if West had the ♣K. But, because West had four hearts and five spades, I decided that it was less than 50-50 that the hook would work. Besides, anybody can take a finesse -- let's go for the squeeze.
I led a club to the ace (probably leading the jack is better as he might cover and solve all my problems) and cashed two spades. East discarded a club and a diamond. When I led the ♦Q and overtook in my hand, my diamonds were good.
Here's the complete deal.
You can click on the image to make the it larger.
UPDATE: I realized after I posted this, that I have nine tricks after the 10 of diamonds holds. Oh well, it's my birthday and I can do what I want, lol.
Making 3NT was worth 82.69% and you can see the movie if you click here.