Main   Practice 6C01 by Richard Pavlicek  

Squeeze Plays


West

Pass
North
1 H
4 H
East
Pass
All Pass
South
3 H
Board 1
None Vul
S 7 5 4 2
H A K J 8 6
D A 7 3
C 3
Trick
1 E
2 E
3 N
4 N
5 N
6 S
7 S
8 S
9 N
10 S
Lead
C K
C 5?
H A
H K
H 8
S A
S K
C 8
S 5
H Q!
2nd
2
7
2
C 4
C 10
3
8
J
Q
3rd
9
A
5
7
9
2
4
H J
H 10
4th
3
H 6
3
4
C 6
6
9
Q
10
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
S J 10 8 3
H 4 3
D Q J 4
C A J 9 6
TableS Q 9 6
H 2
D 9 6 5 2
C K Q 10 5 4
Play
 
Isolate threat
Positional squeeze
S A K
H Q 10 9 7 5
D K 10 8
C 8 7 2
4 H by North9 top tricksWest is squeezedmade 6 +480


West

2 NT
4 S
North

Pass
Pass
East
2 C
3 S
6 S
South
Pass
Pass
All Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S 8 5
H 10 9 7 6 2
D J 3
C 8 6 5 4
Trick
1 S
2 W
3 S
4 E
5 E
6 E
7 E
8 W
9 W
10 E
Lead
S 7
H 4!
S 3
H A
D K!
D A
S 10
H K
D 6
S A!
2nd
9
2
4
3
8
9
6
7
H 9
3rd
5
J
8
5
2
5
J
D 4
S K
4th
2
Q
Q
6
3
J
C 4
8
10
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
S J 9 4
H K 5 4
D 7 6 5 2
C A 9 2
TableS A K Q 10 2
H A J
D A K 4
C K 10 3
Bidding
 
Play
 
Opening 2 C & response
Slam decision
Combine chances
Automatic squeeze
S 7 6 3
H Q 8 3
D Q 10 9 8
C Q J 7
6 S by East11 top tricksSouth is squeezedmade 6 -980


West

1 NT
2 D
North

Pass
Pass
East

2 C
3 NT
South
Pass
Pass
All Pass
Board 3
E-W Vul
S A K
H J 10 9 8
D 9 3 2
C J 10 8 4
Trick
1 N
2 E
3 N
4 W
5 N
6 E
7 E
8 W
9 W
10 E
Lead
H J
S 5
H 8
S J
H 9
D A!
D 4
D Q
S 6
S 9
2nd
A
4
5
K
K
5
6
9
C 4
D 8
3rd
4
Q
6
7
S 3
10
K
C 2
10
C 5
4th
2
A
Q
2
3
2
3
7
8
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
S Q J 6
H Q 3 2
D K Q 10
C A K 6 5
TableS 10 9 7 5
H A K 7 5
D A 4
C 7 3 2
Bidding
Play
 
Stayman convention
Go after sure trick
Automatic squeeze
S 8 4 3 2
H 6 4
D J 8 7 6 5
C Q 9
3 NT by West8 top tricksNorth is squeezedmade 5 -660


West
1 H
3 H
All Pass
North
Pass
3 S
East
2 H
Pass
South
2 S
4 S
Board 4
Both Vul
S J 4 2
H 7 6 4 2
D A Q 9
C 6 5 4
Trick
1 W
2 W
3 S
4 S
5 S
6 E
7 E
8 N
9 S
10 N
11 S
Lead
C Q
C J
S A
S K
H 3!
C K
S 7
H 4
D 4
H 6
S Q
2nd
4
5
9
H 5
8
9
6
J
3
K
3rd
8
3
2
4
2
10
D 2
S 8
Q
S 10
4th
2!
A
3
5
10
6
J
9
6
Q
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
3 2
3 3
4 3
5 3
6 3
7 3
S 9
H A Q 9 8 5
D K 5 3 2
C Q J 10
TableS 7 5 3
H K J 10
D 10 8 6
C K 8 7 3
Play
 
Correct loser count
Isolate threat
S A K Q 10 8 6
H 3
D J 7 4
C A 9 2
4 S by South8 top tricksWest is squeezedmade 4 +620


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Practice 6C05 by Richard Pavlicek

Squeeze Plays II


West

1 H
2 NT
North
Pass
Pass
Pass
East
1 C
1 S
3 NT
South
Pass
Pass
All Pass
Board 1
None Vul
S K Q J 8
H 8 7 3
D K 7 6 5
C 10 3
Trick
1 N
2 N
3 N
4 E
5 N
6 N
7 E
Lead
S K
S J
S Q
D Q
S 8
D 5
D 10!
2nd
3
6
A
2
7
J
3rd
4
5
10
8
D 3
4
4th
2
9
C 2
K
C 7
9
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
1 3
1 4
2 4
S 9 2
H A K 6 5
D A 9 8
C K 8 7 2
TableS A 7 6 3
H Q 2
D Q J 10
C A 9 6 4
Play
 
Automatic squeeze
Holdup play
S 10 5 4
H J 10 9 4
D 4 3 2
C Q J 5
3 NT by West7 top tricksSouth is squeezedmade 3 -400


West

1 S
Pass
All Pass
North

Dbl
4 C
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
South
1 D
3 C
5 C
Board 2
N-S Vul
S J 4 2
H A 9 7 6 5
D 3
C K 9 7 2
Trick
1 W
2 W
3 S
4 N
5 S
6 S
7 S
8 S
9 N
10 S
11 S
Lead
S K
S A
C 6
C 2
D A
D K
D Q
D 4
C 9!
D 5
C 8!
2nd
2
4
5
Q
7
8
10
S 5
S 8
H 3
3rd
6
7
K
A
3
H 5
H 6
C 7
10
H 7
4th
3
C 3
4
J
2
6
9
J
S 10
H 4
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
9 1
S A K Q 10 5
H K 10 3
D 10 8 7
C J 5
TableS 9 8 7 6
H J 8 4
D J 9 6 2
C Q 4
Bidding
Play
Negative double
Positional squeeze
S 3
H Q 2
D A K Q 5 4
C A 10 8 6 3
5 C by South8 top tricksWest is squeezedmade 6 +620


West

Pass
Pass
All Pass
North

1 S
3 S
East

Pass
Pass
South
Pass
2 S
4 S
Board 3
E-W Vul
S K Q 10 4 2
H 8
D Q 9 4 3
C A K 5
Trick
1 E
2 E
3 N
4 W
5 N
6 S
7 N
8 S
9 N
10 S
Lead
H K
H A
D 3
D 6
S 4
H 5
D 4
H 6
S K
S J
2nd
3
4
5
Q
5
Q
10
C 3
6
3rd
9
7
K
7
8
S Q
S 9
S 10
A
4th
8
S 2
A
2
3
2
8
10
7
W L
0 1
1 1
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
S 7 3
H Q 9 7
D A J 8 6
C Q 10 9 3
TableS 6 5
H A K J 10 2
D 10 7 5
C 8 7 6
Play
 
Dummy reversal
Positional squeeze
S A J 9 8
H 6 5 4 3
D K 2
C J 4 2
4 S by North7 top tricksWest is squeezedmade 5 +450


West
1 C
3 H
5 H
North
1 S
Pass
Pass
East
2 H
4 NT
6 H
South
Pass
Pass
All Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S A Q J 8 4
H 3 2
D Q J 10 8
C 7 4
Trick
1 S
2 N
3 E
4 E
5 W
6 E
7 W
8 E
9 E
10 E
11 W
Lead
S 3
D Q
H K
H 6
S 6!
C 5
S 7
H Q!
H J
C J
C K
2nd
2
A
8
9
Q
2
4
C 3
C 6
8
3rd
A
3
4
A
H 7
A
H 10
5
D 5
Q
4th
K
4
2
3
5
4
10
C 7
S 8
D 8
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
9 1
S 9 7 6 2
H A 5 4
D 7 5 4
C A K Q
TableS K
H K Q J 10 7 6
D A K 9 2
C J 5
Play
 
Automatic squeeze
Isolate threat
S 10 5 3
H 9 8
D 6 3
C 10 9 8 6 3 2
6 H by East11 top tricksNorth is squeezedmade 6 -1430


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Practice 6C09 by Richard Pavlicek

Squeeze Plays III


West

2 S
All Pass
North
1 H
3 C1
East
Dbl
Pass
South
2 H
4 H
Board 1
None Vul
S J 8
H A K Q J 6 3
D K
C J 5 3 2
Trick
1 E
2 E
3 W
4 S
5 N
6 N
7 E
8 N
9 S
10 S
11 N
Lead
S K
S 2
C 10!
H 2
H K
D K
S Q
H 6
D Q
D 5
H Q!
2nd
3
4
2
5
D 2
A
7
S 6
10
J
3rd
10
A
6
A
8
4
5
10
C 3
H J
4th
8
J
A
4
7
3
H 3
9
7
8
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
2 2
3 2
3 3
4 3
5 3
6 3
7 3
S A 10 9 5
H 9 7 5
D J 10 3
C 10 9 8
TableS K Q 6 2
H 4
D A 9 8 7 2
C Q 7 6
Note 1
Play
 
Defense
competitive game try
Isolate threat
Positional squeeze
Attack dummy’s entry
S 7 4 3
H 10 8 2
D Q 6 5 4
C A K 4
4 H by North8 top tricksEast is squeezedmade 4 +420


West

1 S
4 C
6 NT
North

Pass
Pass
All Pass
East
1 C
1 NT
4 S
South
Pass
Pass
Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S 9
H 8 6 4
D 9 8 6 2
C 10 9 8 6 2
Trick
1 S
2 W
3 S
4 W
5 E
6 E
7 W
8 W
9 E
10 E
Lead
H J
C K!
S J
D 3
D K
C 4
H K
D J
H A
C J
2nd
Q
2
A
2
7
5
6
8
9
3rd
4
3
9
A
4
Q
3
Q
S 4
4th
2
A
2
5
6
6
7
10
8
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
S A K Q 6 5 4
H K Q
D J 4 3
C K Q
TableS 3 2
H A 5 3 2
D A K Q
C J 7 4 3
Bidding
 
Play
 
Gerber convention
Slam decision
Preserve entry
Automatic squeeze
S J 10 8 7
H J 10 9 7
D 10 7 5
C A 5
6 NT by East9 top tricksSouth is squeezedmade 6 -990


West

Pass
Pass
Pass
North

2 D
3 C
3 NT
East

Pass
Pass
All Pass
South
2 C
2 NT
3 S
Board 3
E-W Vul
S 5 4 3 2
H J 4 3 2
D 2
C A J 6 4
Trick
1 W
2 W
3 W
4 W
5 S
6 S
7 S
8 N
9 S
10 S
11 S
Lead
D K
D 10
D Q
D 7
C K
C Q
C 7
S 4
H A!
H K
C 8
2nd
2
H 2
S 2
S 3
3
5
9
7
7
8
H 10
3rd
6
8
9
C 2
4
6
A
A
3
4
J
4th
3
4
5!
A
10
H 5
S 6
8
6
9
W L
0 1
0 2
0 3
1 3
2 3
3 3
4 3
5 3
6 3
7 3
S J 8
H 10 8 7
D K Q J 10 7
C 9 5 3
TableS Q 9 7 6
H Q 9 6 5
D 9 8 6
C 10 2
Bidding
 
Play
 
Opening 2 C & response
Stayman convention
Correct loser count
Automatic squeeze
S A K 10
H A K
D A 5 4 3
C K Q 8 7
3 NT by South9 top tricksEast is squeezedmade 4 +430


West
1 S
4 S
North
Pass
Pass
East
2 S
Pass
South
Pass
Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S 3
H J 8 5
D A Q 10 9
C Q J 10 5 3
Trick
1 N
2 W
3 N
4 W
5 S
6 W
7 E
8 W
9 W
10 W
Lead
C Q
D 3!
S 3
D 4!
S 2
C 9
D 6
S Q
S J
S 10!
2nd
2
9
4
10
8
10
K
C 5
C J
3rd
4
2
7
5
C 3
S A
S 9
H 3
H 4
4th
A
7
K
J
5
6
Q
6
C 7
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
S K Q J 10 9 8
H A 10 2
D 4 3
C A 9
TableS A 5 4
H K 9 6 4 3
D 8 6 5 2
C 2
Bidding
Play
 
Follow up major raise
Correct loser count
Isolate threat
S 7 6 2
H Q 7
D K J 7
C K 8 7 6 4
4 S by West9 top tricksNorth is squeezedmade 5 -650


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Practice 6C13 by Richard Pavlicek

Squeeze Plays IV


West

Pass
North
1 S
4 S
East
3 H
All Pass
South
3 S
Board 1
None Vul
S A K Q 4 3
H 2
D A 7 6 3
C K 10 2
Trick
1 E
2 E
3 N
4 S
5 N
6 N
7 S
8 N
9 S
10 S
11 S
Lead
H K
H A
S 3
H 5
D A!
C 2
H 6
S 4
S 9
S 8
S 6
2nd
3
4
H 7
C 4
2
5
C 8
H J
7
D 9
3rd
10
Q
J
S A
10
A
S K
10
D 3
D 6
4th
2
S Q
5
8
5
6
9
2
D 4
D 8
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
9 1
S 7 5 2
H Q 10
D K 9 5
C Q J 8 6 4
TableS
H A K J 9 8 7
D J 8 4 2
C 9 7 5
Play
 
Dummy reversal
Positional squeeze
S J 10 9 8 6
H 6 5 4 3
D Q 10
C A 3
4 S by North8 top tricksWest is squeezedmade 6 +480


West

2 H
4 H
North

Pass
All Pass
East
1 D
3 H
South
1 S
Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S 6
H 9 7 2
D 9 5 2
C K Q 10 9 8 3
Trick
1 N
2 S
3 N
4 E
5 W
6 E
7 W
8 E
9 W
10 W
Lead
S 6
S 9
D 2
H 3
C 2!
H 4
C 4
H 8
H Q
H 5
2nd
3
10
A
J
3
S 4
8
C 7
C 10
C Q
3rd
A
H 7
8
A
A
K
H 6
10
D 3
D 7!
4th
2
5
4
2
5
9
6
C 9
C J
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
S K 10 2
H A K Q 10 5
D J 6 4
C 4 2
TableS J 7 5 3
H 8 6 4 3
D A K 7 3
C A
Play
Defense
Crisscross squeeze
Suit preference signal
S A Q 9 8 4
H J
D Q 10 8
C J 7 6 5
4 H by West8 top tricksSouth is squeezedmade 5 -450


West

2 H
Pass
Pass
Pass
All Pass
North

Pass
3 S
4 D
5 C
East

Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
South
2 C
2 S
3 NT
4 H
6 S
Board 3
E-W Vul
S 10 9 7
H 4 3
D A 9 8 7
C K 7 5 4
Trick
1 W
2 S
3 W
4 N
5 N
6 S
7 S
8 S
Lead
H K
H J
H 10
S 10
S 7
S K
S Q
S J
2nd
3
Q
S 9
3
8
6
H 5
H 6
3rd
9
4
D 2
5
A
D 7
D 8
D 9
4th
A
7
2
2
4
D 3
D 5
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
S 6 4 2
H K Q 10 8 6 5
D J 6
C 8 3
TableS 8 3
H 9 7
D K 10 5 3 2
C J 10 9 6
Bidding
 
Play
Opening 2 C & response
Cope with overcall
Automatic squeeze
S A K Q J 5
H A J 2
D Q 4
C A Q 2
6 S by South10 top tricksEast is squeezedmade 6 +980


West
1 S
3 C
6 C
North
Pass
Pass
All Pass
East
2 C
5 C
South
Pass
Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S J 6 3
H J 7 5 4 2
D K Q 7 6 5
C
Trick
1 S
2 E
3 E
4 W
5 E
6 W
7 W
8 E
9 S
10 E
11 E
Lead
D 3
C A
D 2
S 4
D 4
S A
S 5
C 4
D J
C 9
C 8!
2nd
10
5
8
3
9
6
J
K
S 8
S 10
3rd
Q
10
C J
C 2
C Q
H 6
C 3
6
K
H 3
4th
A
H 2
5
2
6
7
9
H 4
C 7
D 7
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
7 1
8 1
9 1
S A Q 8 5 4
H A 10 3
D 10
C Q J 10 6
TableS
H Q 9 6
D A 4 2
C A 9 8 7 4 3 2
PlayPositional squeeze S K 10 9 7 2
H K 8
D J 9 8 3
C K 5
6 C by East9 top tricksSouth is squeezedmade 6 -1370


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Practice 6C17 by Richard Pavlicek

Squeeze Plays V


West

Pass
All Pass
North
1 NT
2 H
East
Pass
Pass
South
2 C
3 NT
Board 1
None Vul
S 10 6 2
H A K 10 3
D A J 5
C A 7 4
Trick
1 E
2 N
3 W
4 N
5 W
6 N
7 S
8 S
Lead
D 4
S 2!
D 9
S 10
H Q
S 6
S 9
D K!
2nd
2
4
J
5
A
Q
H 4
3rd
Q
7
3
8
5
K
C 4
4th
A
J
7
A
2
3
D 6
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
S A J 3
H Q J 8 4
D Q 9
C J 10 6 2
TableS Q 5 4
H 9 7 6 5
D 10 8 6 4 3
C 9
Bidding
Play
Stayman convention
Automatic squeeze
S K 9 8 7
H 2
D K 7 2
C K Q 8 5 3
3 NT by North8 top tricksWest is squeezedmade 5 +460


West

3 H
North

Pass
East
1 H
4 H
South
Pass
All Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S Q 5
H Q 2
D J 10 9 7 5
C Q 10 4 3
Trick
1 S
2 S
3 E
4 W
5 E
6 W
7 E
8 W
9 E
10 E
11 E
Lead
S J
S 9
H 5
H 3
C 2
C 5
C 9
H 8
H 9
H 7
H 6!
2nd
3
4
J
Q
6
4
8
D 5
D Q
C J
3rd
5
Q
K
A
K
A
H 4
10
D 2
D 4
4th
2!
K
2
D 6
3
7
10
D 3
D 7
D 9
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
9 1
S A 6 4 3
H K 8 4 3
D 8 4 2
C K 5
TableS K 8 2
H A 10 9 7 6 5
D K
C A 9 2
Bidding
Play
 
Limit raise
Automatic squeeze
Correct loser count
S J 10 9 7
H J
D A Q 6 3
C J 8 7 6
4 H by East10 top tricksSouth is squeezedmade 6 -480


West

3 S
4 NT
6 S
North

Pass
Pass
All Pass
East

4 H
5 H
South
3 H
Pass
Pass
Board 3
E-W Vul
S 5 2
H 10 4 3
D J 10 7 6
C K 8 7 5
Trick
1 N
2 S
3 E
4 E
5 W
6 E
7 W
8 W
9 W
Lead
H 3
C J
S Q
S 9
H Q
S J
S 8
S 7
S 6!
2nd
5
2!
3
H 2
4
H 8
H 10
C 7
3rd
K
8
4
K
S 10
A
C 3
C 4
4th
6
A
2
5
7
C 5
H 9
H J
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
S A K 8 7 6 4
H Q 6
D K Q 3
C Q 2
TableS Q J 10 9
H 5
D A 8 4 2
C A 6 4 3
Bidding
Play
 
Cue-bid to show fit
Placing enemy cards
Automatic squeeze
S 3
H A K J 9 8 7 2
D 9 5
C J 10 9
6 S by West10 top tricksNorth is squeezedmade 6 -1430


West
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
All Pass
North
1 NT
2 D
4 H
5 H
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
South
2 C
3 H
4 NT
6 H
Board 4
Both Vul
S K 7 2
H 10 9 8
D A J 4
C A K 6 3
Trick
1 W
2 N
3 S
4 N
5 S
6 E
7 S
8 N
9 S
10 S
Lead
D K
H 8
S 3!
S 2
S 4
D 5
S 5
H 10
H K
H 7!
2nd
A
2
6
10
D 8
H J
D 10
6
5
3rd
2
A
K
A
7
9
H 9
Q
C 3
4th
3
3
9
8
J
4
Q
4
D 6
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
S 8 6
H 5 4 3
D K Q 10 9 8
C Q 9 7
TableS Q J 10 9
H 6 2
D 7 6 5 2
C 10 5 4
Play
 
Positional squeeze
Ruff in short hand
S A 5 4 3
H A K Q J 7
D 3
C J 8 2
6 H by South10 top tricksWest is squeezedmade 6 +1430


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Practice 6C21 by Richard Pavlicek

Squeeze Plays VI


West

3 NT
North
1 H
Pass
East
1 NT
Pass
South
Pass
Pass
Board 1
None Vul
S 10
H Q J 8 6 3
D K Q J
C A 9 6 5
Trick
1 S
2 E
3 N
4 S
5 N
6 E
7 E
8 W
9 E
Lead
H 9?
D 2!
C 5
C 3
C 9
S K
S 2
S 4
S J!
2nd
4
3
Q
D 5
J
5
6
H 6
8
3rd
J
4
K
A
2
3
A
Q
D 7
4th
K
J
4
10
D 6
10
H 3
7
W L
1 0
1 1
1 2
1 3
2 3
3 3
4 3
5 3
S A 4 3
H A 7 4
D 10 8 7 6 5 4
C 4
TableS K Q J 2
H K 10 5 2
D A 2
C Q J 10
Bidding
Play
 
Note
 
Resp to 1 NT overcall
Duck to keep control
Unusual squeeze
Original club lead
will defeat 3 NT
S 9 8 7 6 5
H 9
D 9 3
C K 8 7 3 2
3 NT by East7 top tricksN squeezed, lose 1made 3 -400


West

1 S
All Pass
North

4 H
East
1 C
5 C
South
Dbl
5 H
Board 2
N-S Vul
S 8 6 5
H A K 10 9 5
D Q 10
C K 6 3
Trick
1 E
2 W
3 E
4 N
5 S
6 N
7 S
8 N
9 S
10 N
11 N
Lead
S 2
S 4
C Q
C 3
H 2
C 6
H 3
D Q!
H 4
H 9
H 5
2nd
K
6
D 4!
2
6
8
7
K
D 3
C J
C A
3rd
A
H J
7
H 8
A
H Q
K
A
10
D 5
D 6
4th
5
9
K
10
C 4
S 3
C 5
2
C 9
D 7
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
8 2
S A J 7 4 3
H 7 6
D J 7 3 2
C 10 7
TableS 2
H J
D K 9 8
C A Q J 9 8 5 4 2
Bidding
 
Play
 
Resp to takeout double
Combat sacrifice bid
Placing enemy cards
Automatic squeeze
S K Q 10 9
H Q 8 4 3 2
D A 6 5 4
C
5 H by North6 top tricksWest is squeezedmade 5 +650


West

1 S
Pass
Pass
North

3 D
4 C
6 D
East

Pass
Pass
All Pass
South
1 D
3 H
4 S
Board 3
E-W Vul
S 5 4 3 2
H K 2
D Q J 8 7
C A 7 4
Trick
1 W
2 W
3 N
4 S
5 N
6 S
7 S
8 N
9 S
10 N
11 S
Lead
C K
D 2
D 7
H 4
H 2
S A!
H 9
S 3
H 10
S 4
D K!
2nd
4!
Q
6
7
J
6
S 8
9
C 8
Q
3rd
2
5
A
K
A
2
D 8
D 9
D J
D 10
4th
3
3
4
3
8
7
5
10
6
J
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
9 1
S K J 10 8 6
H 8 7
D 4 2
C K Q 10 8
TableS Q 9 7
H Q J 6 5 3
D 6 5
C 9 5 2
Play
 
 
Correct loser count
Isolate threat
Bidding is aggressive
S A
H A 10 9 4
D A K 10 9 3
C J 6 3
6 D by South9 top tricksWest is squeezedmade 6 +920


West
1 NT
2 D
North
Pass
Pass
East
2 C
3 NT
South
Pass
All Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S K J 9 3 2
H 6 5 4
D 10 8
C Q 10 5
Trick
1 N
2 S
3 E
4 W
5 N
6 N
7 N
8 W
9 W
10 W
Lead
S 3
S 10
H 2
S 8!
S J
S K
D 10
H Q
C A!
C 7!
2nd
5
7
8
9
D 4
C 3
6
5
5
10
3rd
Q
2
K
D 2
C 4
C 6
5
3
8
K
4th
4
A
4
6
C 2
D 3
A
7
J
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
2 2
2 3
2 4
3 4
4 4
5 4
S 8 7 4
H K Q
D A K 7 3
C A 9 7 2
TableS A 5
H A 9 3 2
D 9 6 4 2
C K 8 3
Bidding
Play
 
Stayman convention
Break communication
Automatic squeeze
S Q 10 6
H J 10 8 7
D Q J 5
C J 6 4
3 NT by West8 top tricksSouth is squeezedmade 3 -600


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Practice 6C25 by Richard Pavlicek

Squeeze Plays VII


West

Pass
North
Pass
Pass
East
4 S
Pass
South
Dbl
Board 1
None Vul
S 6 5 2
H Q 10 9 6
D 9 8 5
C K 10 8
Trick
1 S
2 S
3 S
4 E
5 E
6 N
7 W
8 E
9 E
10 W
11 E
Lead
H K
H A
H 5
S A
C 7!
S 5
C 3
S K
D 2
C 4
S Q!
2nd
2
7
J
4
9
8
8
C J
6
K
3rd
10
6
Q
3
2
H 8
S 9
D 3
Q
S 10
4th
3
4
S 7
2
10
J
6
6
5
Q
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
2 2
2 3
3 3
4 3
5 3
6 3
7 3
S J 3
H J 7 2
D A Q 7 3
C 5 4 3 2
TableS A K Q 10 9 8 7
H 4 3
D J 4 2
C 7
Bidding
Play
 
Combat preempt
Isolate threat
Positional squeeze
S 4
H A K 8 5
D K 10 6
C A Q J 9 6
4 S× by East8 top tricksSouth is squeezedmade 4 -590


West

Pass
Pass
North

1 NT
3 NT
East
Pass
Pass
All Pass
South
1 H
2 NT
Board 2
N-S Vul
S K 7 4
H J 2
D A Q 8 2
C 6 5 3 2
Trick
1 E
2 S
3 W
4 W
5 S
6 N
7 N
8 S
9 S
10 S
Lead
S Q
H 3!
C Q
C 8
H 5
S K!
D 2
H A
H K
H 7
2nd
A!
Q
2
3
4
5
5
8
10
D 6
3rd
9
2
4
K
J
2
K
C 5
S 7
C 6
4th
4
6
10!
A
9
C 7
4
S 8
S 10
W L
1 0
1 1
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
S 9
H Q 10 8 4
D 9 6 4
C Q J 9 8 7
TableS Q J 10 8 5
H 9 6
D J 10 7 5
C K 4
Bidding
Play
 
Rebid by opener
Lead toward honor
Correct loser count
S A 6 3 2
H A K 7 5 3
D K 3
C A 10
3 NT by North8 top tricksEast is squeezedmade 5 +660


West

2 H
Pass
All Pass
North

4 H1
5 H
East

Pass
Pass
South
1 S
4 NT
6 S
Board 3
E-W Vul
S K 6 5 4 3 2
H 5
D K 4 2
C A 10 6
Trick
1 W
2 W
3 S
4 S
5 S
6 N
7 N
8 S
9 S
10 N
Lead
H K
D Q
S A
S Q
H 4
D K
D 4
S J
S 10
S 6!
2nd
5
2
H 2
H 6
7
6
7
D J
H 10
C 2
3rd
8
3
2
3
S 4
C 5
S 9
5
K
C 7
4th
3
A
7
8
9
5
10
D 8
D 9
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
S
H A K 10 7 6 2
D Q J 10 5
C Q J 8
TableS 8 7
H J 9 8
D 9 8 7 6 3
C 4 3 2
Note 1
Bidding
Play
 
splinter bid
Key-card Blackwood
Ruff in short hand
Automatic squeeze
S A Q J 10 9
H Q 4 3
D A
C K 9 7 5
6 S by South10 top tricksWest is squeezedmade 6 +980


West
2 S
3 C
North
Pass
Pass
East
2 NT
4 S
South
Pass
All Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S 8 6
H 10 5 4 3
D A K J 9 6
C J 9
Trick
1 N
2 N
3 W
4 S
5 W
6 E
7 N
8 E
9 W
Lead
D K
D A
S Q
D Q
S 5
C 2
H 3
S 7
S 10
2nd
2
4
6
S 9
8
7
A
D 7
D J
3rd
8
5
3
6
A
3!
8
J
H 2
4th
3
S 4
K
10
2
9
6
D 9
W L
0 1
1 1
1 2
2 2
3 2
3 3
4 3
5 3
S Q J 10 9 5 4
H J 7 6
D 3
C A 4 3
TableS A 7 3
H A K 2
D 10 4 2
C K 8 5 2
Bidding
 
Play
 
Resp to weak two-bid
Showing a feature
Correct loser count
Automatic squeeze
S K 2
H Q 9 8
D Q 8 7 5
C Q 10 7 6
4 S by West9 top tricksSouth is squeezedmade 4 -620


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Practice 6C29 by Richard Pavlicek

Squeeze Plays VIII


West

Pass
North
2 NT
Pass
East
Pass
Pass
South
3 NT
Board 1
None Vul
S K 5 4
H A K Q
D A K 2
C J 10 9 3
Trick
1 E
2 W
3 N
4 N
5 N
6 E
7 E
8 S
9 N
10 S
11 N
Lead
S 2
S J
D A
D K
S 5!
S Q
C 4
H 8
C 10
H 9
H Q
2nd
3
K
3
C 2
10
H 3
A
4
5
10
7
3rd
A
8
4
5
7
H 2
6
A
K
K
D 6
4th
4
6
8
7
9
C 3
9
5
7
6
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
3 2
3 3
4 3
5 3
6 3
7 3
S A J 9
H 10 4 2
D J 10 8 7
C Q 7 6
TableS Q 10 8 2
H J 7 6 5
D 3
C 8 5 4 2
Bidding
Play
Opening 2 NT & response
Correct loser count
S 7 6 3
H 9 8 3
D Q 9 6 5 4
C A K
3 NT by North8 top tricksWest is squeezedmade 4 +430


West

3 S
4 NT
6 S
North

Pass
Pass
All Pass
East
1 NT
4 S
5 H
South
Pass
Pass
Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S 2
H K 10 8 6 4
D Q 9 7 5
C K 8 7
Trick
1 N
2 S
3 W
4 E
5 E
6 W
7 E
8 W
9 W
10 W
11 W
Lead
H 6
H 2
S 3
D A!
D 8
D J
S J
S Q
S 10
S 5
S 4!
2nd
J
S 8
2
3
4
Q
7
D 9
H 10
C 7
3rd
A
4
K
2
K
S 9
A
C 2
C 3
C 4
4th
3
5
6
5
7
6
H 8
H 7
H 9
D 10
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
9 1
S A Q 10 8 5 4 3
H 3
D K J 2
C Q 5
TableS K J 9
H Q J 5
D A 8
C A 10 4 3 2
Play
 
Communication/entries
Positional squeeze
S 7 6
H A 9 7 2
D 10 6 4 3
C J 9 6
6 S by West10 top tricksNorth is squeezedmade 6 -980


West

Pass
Pass
North

2 H
4 S
East

Pass
All Pass
South
1 S
4 H
Board 3
E-W Vul
S Q 5 4 2
H A K 6 4
D 8 5 4 2
C 2
Trick
1 W
2 W
3 W
4 E
5 S
6 S
7 S
8 N
9 S
10 S
Lead
D K
D A
D 6
C K
S A
S J
C J
S Q
S 10
S 7
2nd
2
4
5
A
8
9
5
C 7
C 10
3rd
9
7
S 3
4
2
4
S 5
K
H 4
4th
3
J
Q
2
6
C 3
6
C 8
C 9
W L
0 1
0 2
0 3
1 3
2 3
3 3
4 3
5 3
6 3
S 9 8
H Q 8 3
D A K 10 6
C 10 8 5 4
TableS 6 3
H 10 9 7
D 9 7
C K Q 9 7 6 3
PlayPositional squeeze S A K J 10 7
H J 5 2
D Q J 3
C A J
4 S by South8 top tricksWest is squeezedmade 4 +420


West
1 D
2 S
North
Pass
Pass
East
1 S
4 S
South
2 C
All Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S 10 2
H Q 10 9 7
D Q 9 7 6 3
C 9 4
Trick
1 S
2 S
3 S
4 N
5 W
6 W
7 E
8 E
9 W
10 E
Lead
C K
C A
C J
S 2
S K
S 3
D A
D 5
D 8
S 9!
2nd
2
3
5
4
D 3
H 7
2
J
9
C 7
3rd
9
4
S 10!
8
5
A
4
K
S 6
H 5
4th
10
Q
H 3!
Q
7
J
6
7
C 6
W L
0 1
0 2
0 3
1 3
2 3
3 3
4 3
5 3
6 3
S K Q 3
H A J 5
D K 10 8 4
C 5 3 2
TableS A 9 6 5 4
H K 6 4 3
D A 5
C Q 10
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
 
Cope with overcall
Rebid by opener
Count hand pattern
Automatic squeeze
Uppercut
Attitude signal
S J 8 7
H 8 2
D J 2
C A K J 8 7 6
4 S by East9 top tricksNorth is squeezedmade 4 -620


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Practice 6C33 by Richard Pavlicek

Squeeze Plays IX


West

Rdbl
4 H
North
Pass
1 S
All Pass
East
1 H
Pass
South
Dbl
Pass
Board 1
None Vul
S J 10 9 5 4
H 7 6 5
D 10 8 7
C 8 5
Trick
1 S
2 S
3 S
4 N
5 W
6 W
7 E
8 W
9 W
10 E
11 E
Lead
C K
C A
C 7
S 5
H J
H 10
D 4
S A!
H 9
H K
H 8!
2nd
2
4
6
2
5
6
2
4
S 9
S Q
3rd
8
5
H 7
3
3
A
J
7
Q
D 6
4th
3
J
Q
K
2
4
7
6
S 8
S 10
W L
0 1
0 2
0 3
1 3
2 3
3 3
4 3
5 3
6 3
7 3
S A K
H J 10 9
D A J 9 6
C 9 6 4 2
TableS 7 2
H A K Q 8 3
D Q 5 4
C Q J 3
Bidding
 
Play
 
Cope with T/O double
Rebid by redoubler
Finessing technique
Positional squeeze
S Q 8 6 3
H 4 2
D K 3 2
C A K 10 7
4 H by East8 top tricksSouth is squeezedmade 4 -420


West

Pass
All Pass
North

2 NT
East
2 S
Pass
South
Pass
3 NT
Board 2
N-S Vul
S A K 4 2
H K 3
D Q 6 3
C K J 7 2
Trick
1 E
2 S
3 E
4 N
5 W
6 W
7 N
8 E
9 N
10 N
11 S
Lead
S 10
C 4
S Q?
D 3
C Q
C 10
S 4!
H 10
S K
D 6
D 10!
2nd
J
3
5
2
2
K
7
5
8
7
3rd
3
J
D 4
K
8
S 6
H 4
2
H 6
J
4th
2
A
A
A
5
6
D 5
K
D 8
H 8
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
2 2
2 3
3 3
3 4
4 4
5 4
6 4
S 3
H Q J 8 2
D A 8 5 4
C Q 10 9 3
TableS Q 10 9 8 7 6
H 10 9
D 9 7 2
C A 8
Bidding
Play
 
Combat weak two-bid
Count hand pattern
Correct loser count
S J 5
H A 7 6 5 4
D K J 10
C 6 5 4
3 NT by North4 top tricksWest is squeezedmade 3 +600


West

2 H
All Pass
North

2 S
East

Pass
South
1 S
4 S
Board 3
E-W Vul
S Q 10 8
H Q J 6 3
D K 6 4 3
C Q 6
Trick
1 W
2 W
3 E
4 S
5 N
6 S
7 S
8 N
9 S
10 S
11 S
Lead
H K
H 10!
D 9
S 3
C Q
C J
C 3
H 6
S A
S K
S 9
2nd
3
J
A!
2
K
8
H 5
C 7
4
H 9
3rd
2
S 7
5
Q
A
6
S 8
S J
10
D 4
4th
4
8
3
5
4
2
5
7
6
C 9
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
8 2
S 4 2
H A K 10 9 7 5
D Q J 5
C 8 4
TableS 7 6 5
H 2
D 9 8 7
C K 10 9 7 5 2
PlayPositional squeeze S A K J 9 3
H 8 4
D A 10 2
C A J 3
4 S by South8 top tricksWest is squeezedmade 5 +450


West
2 C
2 S
4 C
4 NT
5 NT
6 NT?
North
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
All Pass
East
2 D
3 S
4 D
5 D
6 C
South
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S 7 4
H K Q J 7 5
D 7 6
C J 10 8 3
Trick
1 N
2 N
3 W
4 W
5 W
6 W
7 W
8 W
9 W
10 W
Lead
H K
H J
S A
S K
S Q
S J
S 10
C A
D K
D 4!
2nd
6
9
4
7
H 5
H 7
D 6
3
7
3rd
2
4
3
5
9
D 3
C 2
4
5
4th
3
A
2
6
8
D 9?
H 8
5
2
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
S A K Q J 10
H A 3
D K 4
C A K Q 9
TableS 9 5 3
H 10 9 6
D A 10 5 3
C 6 4 2
Bidding
 
Play
 
Opening 2 C & response
Blackwood convention
Correct loser count
Automatic squeeze
S 8 6 2
H 8 4 2
D Q J 9 8 2
C 7 5
6 NT by West11 top tricksNorth is squeezedmade 6 -1440


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Practice 6C37 by Richard Pavlicek

Squeeze Plays X


West

5 C
All Pass
North
1 S
Pass
East
Pass
Pass
South
2 H
Dbl
Board 1
None Vul
S A J 10 9 6
H K Q 8
D K 10 6 5
C 5
Trick
1 N
2 N
3 S
4 W
5 W
6 W
7 S
8 E
9 W
10 E
11 W
Lead
H K
H Q
H J?
C A
C K
S 7!
D 9
S 3
C 4
S 4
C Q
2nd
5
7
C J
5
S 6
9
2
8
D 5
K
3rd
9
A
8
2
3
2
6
C 8
7
C 9
4th
3
4
10
6
10
Q
J
10
H 2
J
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
2 2
3 2
3 3
4 3
5 3
6 3
7 3
S 7
H 4 3
D Q 4 2
C A K Q J 9 8 4
TableS 5 4 3 2
H 10 7 5
D A J 3
C 7 3 2
Bidding
 
Play
 
Note
 
Sacrifice bid
Combat sacrifice bid
Isolate threat
Positional squeeze
Down 1 is good result
(N-S make 4 H or 4 S)
S K Q 8
H A J 9 6 2
D 9 8 7
C 10 6
5 C× by West8 top tricksNorth is squeezeddown 1 +100


West

Pass
Pass
Pass
North

1 H
2 D
3 NT
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
All Pass
South
1 C
1 S
2 NT
Board 2
N-S Vul
S K 3
H A K 7 5 3
D A 8 7 3
C 4 3
Trick
1 W
2 N
3 E
4 E
5 S
6 S
7 S
8 N
9 N
10 N
Lead
D 10
H 3
C J
C 10
H J
D K
S 2
H A
H K
H 7
2nd
A!
Q
2
A
8
9
5
C 9
D J
3rd
6
2
7
6
5
3
K
D 4
C 5
4th
2
6
3
4
4
5
4
9
10
W L
1 0
1 1
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
S J 9 5
H 10 9 8 6
D 10 9
C K Q 7 6
TableS 10 7 6 4
H Q 4
D Q J 6 5
C J 10 9
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Rebid by responder
Opener’s third bid
Finessing technique
Automatic squeeze
Choose lead at notrump
S A Q 8 2
H J 2
D K 4 2
C A 8 5 2
3 NT by South8 top tricksEast is squeezedmade 5 +660


West

Pass
3 C
4 H1
North

Pass
Pass
Pass
East

2 NT
3 S
6 S
South
Pass
Pass
Pass
All Pass
Board 3
E-W Vul
S 6 4 2
H J 9 8 7 2
D Q J 9
C 8 6
Trick
1 S
2 W
3 E
4 W
5 E
6 W
7 E
8 W
9 E
10 E
11 E
Lead
S 3
D 3
D 4
C 2
D 5
C 5!
D 10
H 4
S A
S K
S 10!
2nd
9
9
6
6
7
8
K
7
5
D 8
3rd
2
A
S 7
K
S J
Q
S Q
A
H 5
H 10
4th
8
2
J
3
Q
4
H 2
3
4
6
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
S Q J 9 7
H Q 10 5 4
D 3
C A 9 5 2
TableS A K 10 8
H A 6
D A 10 5 4
C K Q 7
Note 1
Bidding
 
Play
 
slam try in spades
Opening 2 NT & response
Slam decision
Timing the play
Positional squeeze
S 5 3
H K 3
D K 8 7 6 2
C J 10 4 3
6 S by East9 top tricksSouth is squeezedmade 7 -1460


West
Pass
Pass
Pass
North
1 S
4 NT
6 S
East
3 H
Pass
All Pass
South
4 H
5 H
Board 4
Both Vul
S A 10 7 5 4
H 7
D K Q 6 5
C K Q 9
Trick
1 E
2 S
3 N
4 S
5 N
6 S
7 N
8 S
9 S
10 S
Lead
H K
H 3!
S 5
H 4
D 5
H J
S 10
S J
S 9
S 8!
2nd
A
C 2
H 5
C 3
3
C 4
H 10
6
C 10
3rd
8
S 4
K
S 7
A
S A
Q
C 9
C Q
4th
7
2
3
6
4
9
2
H Q
C 7
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
S 6 3 2
H 8
D J 8 7 4
C A 10 4 3 2
TableS
H K Q 10 9 6 5 2
D 10 9 3
C J 8 7
Bidding
 
Play
Cue-bid to show fit
Blackwood convention
Positional squeeze
S K Q J 9 8
H A J 4 3
D A 2
C 6 5
6 S by North9 top tricksWest is squeezedmade 7 +1460


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