As promised, the second story about a 6NT in Strasbourg. Here are the NS hands:
After South had shown a 22-23 balanced and North inquired for a four card M, North (me) eventually made an enthusiastic leap to the small NT slam.
Kees was put to the sheer impossible task of not disappointing an enthusiastic partner. Even if the break, there are only eleven tricks. But West offered a hand by leading a small and when Kees called for the Jack, it won the trick. Kees played five rounds of and little pearls of sweat could be seen on West. He could follow suit two times, but then he let go of two small and then after a large pause… also the Ace of .
When Kees put the dreaded (to West) King of on the table, West was squeezed again. West discards from some red suit and you discard the other from dummy. Claim thirteen tricks on a progressive squeeze. Nice!
Here’s the complete layout:
Click here for the wikipedia article on progressive squeezes.