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Automatic Compound Squeeze

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In the automatic compound squeeze, the double threats are in opposite hands, one lying with the single threat, and the other recessed.

A) If the free suit is not blocked, there are no further conditions, and there is essentially only one position (with three minor versions differing only in the placement of the free suit winners):

1) Free winners opposite recessed threat:

 

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

 

spade symbol --
heart symbol K J
diamond symbol J 9 7
club symbol 4  

 

spade symbol A
heart symbol Q 10
diamond symbol Q 10 8
club symbol --

 

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

 

2) Free winners with recessed threat:

 

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

 

spade symbol --
heart symbol K J
diamond symbol J 9 7
club symbol 4

 

spade symbol A
heart symbol Q 10
diamond symbol Q 10 8
club symbol --

 

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

 

3) Free winners split:

 

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

 

spade symbol --
heart symbol K J
diamond symbol J 9 7
club symbol 4  

 

spade symbol A
heart symbol Q 10
diamond symbol Q 10 8
club symbol --

 

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

 

In each case, South cashes both club winners; the first squeezes the player with three guards out of a stopper in one red suit, the second squeezes the other opponent out of a stopper in the other red suit, and then cashing winners in the appropriate red suit squeezes the first victim again. If the player with three guards abandons hearts on the second last club winner, then cashing the heart A and the remaining club (in either order) produces the characteristic ending of the automatic double squeeze, with three singletons opposite a three-card threat.

The idle cards in the first two positions can lie in any suit, with the proviso that if the lead is in the hand with idle cards, at least one of them must be a club.

B) If the free suit is blocked, there must be an extra entry to the hand containing the last free winner; this entry can be in any threat suit except the recessed double threat (a recessed threat with entries to both hands could only be a double threat if there were 14 cards in a suit). Four such positions, also unrestricted, are possible:

1) Last free winner opposite recessed threat (entry in single threat):

 

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

 

spade symbol 3
heart symbol K J
diamond symbol J 9 7
club symbol 3 

 

spade symbol K Q
heart symbol Q 10
diamond symbol Q 10 8
club symbol --

 

spade symbol A J
heart symbol A 2
diamond symbol 4
club symbol K 2

 

2) Last free winner opposite recessed threat (entry in double threat):

 

spade symbol --
heart symbol 4 3
diamond symbol A K 3 2
club symbol A

 

spade symbol --
heart symbol J 9 7
diamond symbol J 9 7
club symbol 3  

 

spade symbol A
heart symbol Q 10 8
diamond symbol Q 10 8
club symbol --

 

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

 

3) Last free winner with recessed threat (entry in single threat):

 

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

 

spade symbol 4
heart symbol K J
diamond symbol J 9 7
club symbol 3

 

spade symbol K Q
heart symbol Q 10
diamond symbol Q 10 8
club symbol --

 

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

 

4) Last free winner with recessed threat (entry in double threat):

 

spade symbol --
heart symbol K 4
diamond symbol A K 2
club symbol K 2

 

spade symbol --
heart symbol J 9 7
diamond symbol J 9 7
club symbol 3

 

spade symbol A
heart symbol Q 10 8
diamond symbol Q 10 8
club symbol --

 

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

 

In each case, South cashes the club A, crosses to the other hand using the extra entry, and then continues as before. The idle cards can lie in any suit.