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Packed Saturated Squeeze

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Lone Single Threat


Triple-triple varieties

The lone single threat must be doubly recessed, and there must be an entry to it, which can lie in any of the threat suits. The player stopping the lone threat will be squeezed first, when the second last winner in the other single threat is cashed. There must then be a card of re-entry to the three-threat hand, which can only be in the other single threat (if it were in one of the double threats, the position would reduce to a double squeeze).

Entry in lone single threat:

 

spade symbol --
heart symbol --
diamond symbol A K Q 7
club symbol 3 2

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Entry in other single threat:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Entry in double threat:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

In each case, South cashes the club A, squeezing West out of a major suit stopper. Now South crosses to North's entry and cashes the diamond winners, discarding the major suit threat which West has retained and squeezing East in clubs and the major suit West has abandoned. Note that although the preliminary squeeze against West is automatic in form, the subsequent squeeze against East is positional, so the squeeze fails if the opponents hands are interchanged. In the first ending, East has an idle card; this can lie in any of the four suits.


Triple-simple varieties

If in the above triple-triple endings, East's heart stopper is removed, three triple-simple variations result. Entry to the lone single threat can lie in any of the other threats (an entry in the lone simple threat would reduce the position to a simple squeeze).

1) Entry in single threat against 2-stopper hand:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

2) Entry in single threat against 3-stopper hand:

 

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

 

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

 

spade symbol K
heart symbol --
diamond symbol 4 3
club symbol Q J 10

 

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

 

3) Entry in double threat:

 

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

 

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

 

In each case, South cashes the club A, forcing West to discard a spade, then (if necessary) crosses to the North hand to lead the diamond winners, squeezing East in the black suits.