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

Recessed Double Squeeze

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Position after first squeeze (South to lead):

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

This is a family of related positions, adjoint to the positional double squeeze, in which the last free winner lies opposite the lone threat, in the same hand as the double threat. All these positions are either non-simultaneous or reciprocal, and they all play down to the ending shown (where East has been temporarily permitted to retain an extra card to clarify the threat situation). The characteristic feature is the extra winner in the lone threat (hearts in the diagram), which provides a discard for one of the other threat cards.

The first squeeze card (which has already been played in the above diagram) can be either the last free winner (the non-simultaneous case) or the last winner in the suit guarded by the first victim (the reciprocal case). There must be an entry to the lone menace, and this entry can lie in any of the threat suits (it can even be a ruff). The possibilities are summarized in the following table:

Entry in lone threat, sequential:

 

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

 

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

 

spade symbol Q 10
heart symbol --
diamond symbol A
club symbol 4 3

 

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

 

Entry in lone threat, reciprocal:

 

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

 

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

 

spade symbol Q 10
heart symbol --
diamond symbol K Q
club symbol 3

 

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

 

Entry in double threat, sequential:

 

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

 

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

 

spade symbol Q 10 8
heart symbol --
diamond symbol A
club symbol 3

 

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

 

Entry in double threat, reciprocal:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Entry in other threat, reciprocal:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Ruffing entry, reciprocal:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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