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Asymmetric Saturated Squeeze

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Non-recessed double threat


Triple-triple varieties

Here one hand contains a recessed double threat and a non-recessed single threat, while the opposite hand contains a recessed single threat and a non-recessed double threat. As with the segregated saturated squeeze, there are two types of triple-triple asymmetric squeeze:

  1. If the recessed single threat is not blocked,then the hand containing the non-recessed single threat must include two entries; one of these entries will lie in the suit of the non-recessed single threat, and the other can lie in any threat suit except the recessed double threat (that would reduce the position to a double squeeze).
  2. If the recessed single threat is blocked, there must be an entry, in the suit of the non-recessed double threat, to the hand containing the blocked threat.
Extra entry in non-recessed single threat:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Extra entry in recessed single threat:

 

spade symbol --
heart symbol 2
diamond symbol A K 7 2
club symbol A 2

 

spade symbol K J
heart symbol A
diamond symbol J 10 9 8
club symbol --

 

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

 

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

 

Extra entry in non-recessed double threat:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

In each case, South cashes the club A, squeezing West out of a major suit stopper. South uses the extra entry (if necessary) to cash the spade A, on which North discards the now useless diamond threat. Finally, North's diamond winners squeeze East in clubs and the major suit abandoned by West.

4) Blocked recessed single threat:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

South cashes the club A, squeezing a major suit stopper from West. Now the diamond and spade aces (North discarding the diamond threat) and a heart to the A will leave North on lead to cash the diamond K, squeezing East in clubs and the major previously abandoned by West. Alternatively, South could cash the diamond A first, squeezing a major suit stopper from East; then the diamond A would force West to abandon the other major, after which the simple squeeze would operate against East.


Triple-simple varieties

There is only one triple-simple asymmetric saturated squeeze; it is based on position 4) above, with a blocked recessed threat in one of the single threats:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

South cashes the diamond A, squeezing a heart from East, and now the spade A squeezes West.