Legend: Green = Menace Card; Blue = Idle Card; Red = Trump

Automatic Double Squeeze

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

This form of squeeze is a combination of two automatic simple squeezes, with the double menace recessed to provide a discard for one of the other menaces. The standard form, illustrated above, is a simultaneous squeeze, each opponent being squeezed in turn when the club A is cashed. This squeeze, with a recessed double threat, is very flexible; the last free winner can lie in either hand, and the winners in the single threats and the free suit can be cashed in any order, so long as the proper 3-card end position with the lead in the hand containing three singletons opposite the 3-card threat can be produced.

Variations

1) Idle cards: In the sample ending, North has an idle card in clubs. This could be a loser in any of the four suits.

2) Extra winners: Extra winners in the double threat have no effect on the squeeze. Extra winners in the other threat suits convert the ending to a reciprocal form. Some examples:

Either player squeezed first:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

East squeezed first:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

East squeezed by ruff in West's suit:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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