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Pseudo Squeeze - A perception of a squeeze causing a player to misplay a card when, in fact, no squeeze actually exists.  This phenomenon occurs when a player either forgets or is unable to determine which cards are winners held by the opponents.

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South needs 4 tricks and initiates the pseudo squeeze by playing the DQWest mistakenly believes Declarer holds the C9 (East actually holds the guard card).

Thus, West mistakenly decides to hold a supposed Club winner, pitching a Heart or Spade guard. Regardless of the major suit West pitches, South can now take all tricks.

Also see Squeezes and Bridge Books on Squeezes
 

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