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Solitary Saturated Squeeze

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Lone Double Threat


Triple-triple varieties

The lone double threat must be doubly recessed. There must be at least one entry to the lone threat, which can lie in any of the other threat suits. One of the single threats will be well-placed, lying behind the corresponding stopper; this threat must include an entry. This leaves six basic positions, three in which the winners in the well-placed single threat are split between the two hands, and three in which both winners lie in the same hand:

Winners split
Winners together
1) Two entries in other single threat:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

2) Two entries in other single threat:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

3) One entry in other single threat:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

4) One entry in other single threat:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

5) No entries in other single threat:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

6) No entries in other single threat:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

All these positions are routine, except for case 5. In the rest, South cashes the club A, squeezing West out of a major suit stopper. Now the diamond winners are cashed, finishing in the North hand if possible (in case 6, the spade A provides the needed entry), and then the heart winners complete the squeeze against East in clubs and the major suit abandoned by West.

This line fails in case 5, because there is no re-entry to the North hand after cashing the club A. There is a wonderful alternate line, however, which works not only in 5 but in cases 1 and 3 as well (where there is a twin-entry threat in clubs). South cashes both diamond winners, and East is forced to discard twice; if East discards the spade stop, then East must also abandon hearts, leaving West vulnerable in three suits, and now either club winner will subject West to the totally disconnected variant of the 1-entry 1-loser triple squeeze in which there is no entry in any threat suit; so instead East must discard two hearts when South cashes the diamond winners. Now the club A forces West to discard a spade, and the heart AK squeeze East in the black suits. Note that this is an 8-point squeeze, in which East is squeezed in three suits, then West is likewise squeezed in three suits, and finally East is squeezed again in two suits.


Triple-simple varieties

If in the above triple-triple endings, East's spade stopper is removed, two further positions result (as well as one minor variation, which is a combination of the other two). Again, there must be an entry to the North hand, and one of the single threats stopped by West must include a winner (else East would have already been squeezed):

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

3) Combined form:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

In positions 2 and 3, South cashes the club A to squeeze West out of a heart, and then the diamond A squeezes East in hearts and clubs. The play is different in 1, where South must first cash the diamond A, sqeezing East out of a heart. Then South can cash either club winner to subject West to the totally disconnected variant of the 1-entry 1-loser triple squeeze in which there is no entry in any threat suit.