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

Positional Double Squeeze

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South to lead:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

This simultaneous double squeeze is by far the commonest of all double squeezes. It is a straightforward combination of a positional simple squeeze against the opponent to the left of the last free winner and an automatic simple squeeze against the opponent to the right of the last free winner. When the club A is cashed, West must retain the heart A, discarding a spade; the heart K, having done its work, is discarded, and East in turn is squeezed.

The hand containing the last free winner can also contain winners in one or both threat suits, making the position either non-simultaneous or reciprocal. Usually, such positions can be reduced to the standard simultaneous ending, but occasionally either the need to draw trumps or the entry position may force one of the other versions.

Winner in lone threat:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Winner in other single threat:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Winners in both single threats (reciprocal):

 

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

 

spade symbol K J
heart symbol K Q
diamond symbol --
club symbol 3 

 

spade symbol Q 10
heart symbol --
diamond symbol K Q
club symbol 2

 

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

 

In each of these deals, South must first draw trumps to prevent a ruff. Note that in the reciprocal deal, cashing the diamond A before cashing the heart A may result in some ambiguity if the suit lengths are not clearly marked - it will normally be better to cash the heart A after drawing trump.