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Symmetric Saturated Squeeze

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All Double Threats Recessed


Triple-triple varieties

If each hand contains a recessed double threat, then each hand must contain two entries in the suits of the single threats; either each hand has two entries in its own single threat, or both single threats are twin-entry threats.

1) Double entry threats:

 

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

 

2) Twin-entry threats:

 

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

 

In each case, South cashes the club A, squeezing a major suit stopper from West. South uses the extra entry (if necessary) to cash the spade A, on which North discards the now useless diamond threat. Finally, the diamond winners squeeze East in clubs and the major abandoned by West. Note that because of the exact symmetry of these endings, South could just as well begin by cashing the second last diamond winner, squeezing East first.


Triple-simple varieties

Each of the above positions has a triple-simple variant, in which East's heart stopper is removed, along with the North-South diamond winners (otherwise the position would reduce to a heart-diamond squeeze against West). In the first case, a spade entry must be added to the North hand, making the double threat blocked and recessed.

1) Double entry threat:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

2) Twin-entry threat:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

In each case, the club A squeezes a spade from West, and subsequently the heart A squeezes East in clubs and spades.