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Criss-Cross 2-Trick Triple Squeeze

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In this variant of the 2-trick triple squeeze, the lone threat and at least one of threats in the two-threat hand have the blocked form typical of the criss-cross squeeze. If neither threat is extended, then the other threat in the two-threat hand will be a twin-entry threat, giving a pair of adjoint positions:

Last free winner in 2-threat hand:

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

Last free winner in 1-threat hand:

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

On the club A, West can discard

If the lone threat is extended but the other blocked threat is not, then all three threats will be blocked, and the lone threat will have two winners in the short hand, giving another pair of adjoint positions:

Last free winner in 2-threat hand:

 

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

 

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

 

 

spade symbol 9 8 3 2
heart symbol A
diamond symbol A
club symbol 2

 

Last free winner in 1-threat hand:

 

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

 

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

 

 

spade symbol 9 8 3 2
heart symbol A
diamond symbol A
club symbol A

 

On the club A, West can discard

If the lone threat is not extended, but the other blocked threat is, then the third threat must have an entry, and there is a pair of adjoint positions; when the last free winner lies opposite the lone threat, the lone threat must be recessed:

Last free winner in 1-threat hand:

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

Last free winner in 2-threat hand:

 

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

 

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

 

 

spade symbol K 9 3 2
heart symbol A
diamond symbol 2
club symbol 2

 

On the club A, West can discard

Finally, both blocked menaces can be extended; this requires the lone threat to include two winners in the short hand (there is no adjoint position in this case; if North has a diamond entry, then the spade threat doesn't need to be extended, while if North doesn't have a diamond entry, a heart discard defeats the squeeze):

Last free winner in 1-threat hand:

 

spade symbol A K
heart symbol J 10 2
diamond symbol K
club symbol --

 

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

 

 

spade symbol 9 8 3 2
heart symbol A
diamond symbol --
club symbol A

 

 

On the club A, West can discard