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Segregated Saturated Squeeze

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One hand contains single threats against both opponents


Triple-triple varieties

Here both double threats are in the same hand. The hand containing the double threats must have an entry in one of the double threats, and this cannot be the recessed threat or the position will reduce to a double squeeze. There are two distinct types:

  1. If one of the single threats is not recessed, then the hand containing the single threats needs two entries, one in the non-recessed single threat, and the other in any threat suit except the non-recessed double threat.
  2. If both single threats are recessed, then one of them must be blocked, and there must be an entry in the non-recessed double threat or in the non-blocked single threat.
1) Extra entry in non-recessed single threat:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

spade symbol 4
heart symbol --
diamond symbol A K 9
club symbol A K 9

 

2) Extra entry in recessed single threat:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

spade symbol 4
heart symbol --
diamond symbol A K 9
club symbol K 9 3

 

3) Extra entry in recessed double threat:

 

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

 

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

 

spade symbol K J
heart symbol J 9 7
diamond symbol Q J 10
club symbol --

 

spade symbol 4
heart symbol K
diamond symbol A K 9
club symbol K 9 3

 

South cashes the club A, squeezing East out of a major suit stopper. South uses the extra entry (if necessary) to cash both diamond winners, and North discards the threat card in the major suit in which East has retained a stopper. Cashing the major suit aces now completes a simple squeeze against West. Note that this is an automatic squeeze, since the opponents will still be squeezed if the East-West hands are interchanged; however, in 2) and 3), interchanging the East-West hands reduces the position to a double squeeze: South cashes red suit winners, discarding the heart threat on the second diamond winner; then a club to the A for a standard inverted double squeeze ending.

4) Extra entry in non-recessed double threat:

 

spade symbol A 4 3 2
heart symbol A 3 2
diamond symbol --
club symbol A

 

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

 

spade symbol J 9 7
heart symbol K J
diamond symbol Q J 10
club symbol --

 

spade symbol K 5
heart symbol --
diamond symbol A K 9
club symbol K 9 3

 

5) Extra entry in single threat:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

spade symbol 4
heart symbol --
diamond symbol A K 9
club symbol K 9 3

 

South cashes the club A, squeezing East out of a major suit stopper. If East abandons spades, South plays for a simple spade club squeeze against West, discarding a diamond on the heart A, then re-entering the South hand to play the minor suit winners. If East instead abandons hearts, then South plays for a double squeeze, West guarding hearts, East diamonds, both spades; the play is to discard a club on the heart A, re-enter the South hand, then cash diamond winners followed by the club K.

An alternative line which works in case 4) is to first cash the diamond A, squeezing West out of a major suit stopper. If West abandons spades, the spade-diamond simple squeeze against East is established, while if West abandons hearts, the club A will squeeze East out of a spade, leaving a simple spade-club squeeze against West.


Triple-simple varieties

Here the double threat is accompanied by a simple threat against the 3-stopper hand. As before, there are two distinct types:

  1. If one of the single threats is not recessed, then the hand containing the double threat must have an entry, which can lie in any suit except the suit of the recessed single menace in the hand containing two single threats.
  2. If both single threats in one hand are recessed, then one of them must be blocked, and there must be an entry in the double threat or in one of the non-blocked single threats.
1) Extra entry in single threat against 3-stopper hand:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

2) Extra entry in double threat:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

3) Extra entry in single threat against 2-stopper hand:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

South cashes the club A, squeezing East out of a heart, and leaving a simple heart-club squeeze against West.

4) Extra entry in double threat:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

spade symbol K 5
heart symbol --
diamond symbol K
club symbol K 9 3

 

5) Extra entry in single threat against 3-stopper hand:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

South cashes the club A, squeezing East out of a spade and setting up a spade-club simple squeeze against West.