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Alternating 2-Trick Triple Squeeze

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This variety of squeeze falls into four families: twin-entry, split positional, criss-cross, and ruffing.

In the twin-entry version, one of the normal threats must include a threat-entry, and there is a pair of adjoints, depending on whether the last free winner lies with or opposite the threat-entry. Both positions are automatic, working against either opponent:

Last free winner with threat-entry:

 

spade symbol 2
heart symbol A 9 2
diamond symbol K
club symbol 2

 

 

spade symbol K Q
heart symbol Q J 10
diamond symbol A
club symbol --  

 

spade symbol A J
heart symbol K 8 3
diamond symbol --
club symbol A

 

Last free winner opposite threat-entry:

 

spade symbol 2
heart symbol A 9 2
diamond symbol K
club symbol A

 

 

spade symbol K Q
heart symbol Q J 10
diamond symbol A
club symbol --  

 

spade symbol A J
heart symbol K 8 3
diamond symbol --
club symbol 2

 

On the club A, East can discard

The split positional version, as expected, is positional, working only against the opponent lying over the split threat, and there is no adjoint position, since the squeezer must make a critical discard on the last free winner:

 

spade symbol A 2
heart symbol A 9 2
diamond symbol K
club symbol --

 

spade symbol K Q
heart symbol Q J 10
diamond symbol A
club symbol --  

 

 

spade symbol J 3
heart symbol K 8 3
diamond symbol --
club symbol A

 

On the club A, West can discard

In the criss-cross version, the unblocked non-flexible threat must include a threat-entry, and there is a pair of adjoints, depending on whether the last free winner lies with or opposite the threat-entry. Both positions are automatic, working against either opponent:

Last free winner with threat-entry:

 

spade symbol 2
heart symbol A 10
diamond symbol J 3
club symbol 2

 

 

spade symbol K Q
heart symbol K Q
diamond symbol K Q
club symbol --  

 

spade symbol A J
heart symbol J 2
diamond symbol A
club symbol A

 

Last free winner opposite threat-entry:

 

spade symbol 2
heart symbol A 10
diamond symbol J 3
club symbol A

 

 

spade symbol K Q
heart symbol K Q
diamond symbol K Q
club symbol --  

 

spade symbol A J
heart symbol J 2
diamond symbol A
club symbol 2

 

On the club A, West can discard

In the ruffing version, there must be an extra entry to the hand containing the ruffing threat; entry can lie in any of the threat suits. The other hand must have an entry in one of the non-ruffing threats, and the ruffing version accordingly occurs in two sets of three adjoint pairs, depending on the location of the last free winner:

Last free winner with ruffing threat
Last free winner opposite ruffing threat
Extra entry in ruffing threat:

 

spade symbol A 10 3
heart symbol A 10
diamond symbol 2
club symbol A

 

 

 

spade symbol K Q J
heart symbol K Q
diamond symbol K Q
club symbol --

 

spade symbol 2
heart symbol J 2
diamond symbol A J
club symbol 3 2

 

Extra entry in ruffing threat:

 

spade symbol A 10 3
heart symbol A 10
diamond symbol 3 2
club symbol --

 

 

 

spade symbol K Q J
heart symbol K Q
diamond symbol K Q
club symbol --

 

spade symbol 2
heart symbol J 2
diamond symbol A J
club symbol A 2

 

Extra entry in flexible threat:

 

spade symbol Q 2
heart symbol A K 8
diamond symbol 2
club symbol A

 

 

 

spade symbol A K
heart symbol Q J 10
diamond symbol K Q
club symbol --

 

spade symbol --
heart symbol 9 3 2
diamond symbol A J
club symbol 3 2

 

Extra entry in flexible threat:

 

spade symbol Q 2
heart symbol A K 8
diamond symbol 3 2
club symbol --

 

 

 

spade symbol A K
heart symbol Q J 10
diamond symbol K Q
club symbol --

 

spade symbol --
heart symbol 9 3 2
diamond symbol A J
club symbol A 2

 

Extra entry in other threat:

 

spade symbol Q 2
heart symbol A 9 2
diamond symbol A
club symbol A

 

 

 

spade symbol A K
heart symbol Q J 10
diamond symbol K Q
club symbol --

 

spade symbol --
heart symbol K 8 3
diamond symbol J 2
club symbol 3 2

 

Extra entry in other threat:

 

spade symbol Q 2
heart symbol A 9 2
diamond symbol A 2
club symbol --

 

 

 

spade symbol A K
heart symbol Q J 10
diamond symbol K Q
club symbol --

 

spade symbol --
heart symbol K 8 3
diamond symbol J 3
club symbol A 2

 

On the club A, East can discard