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Double Squeeze

A double squeeze is a squeeze against both opponents with threats in three suits: one guarded only by LHO, one guarded only by RHO, and a “common” suit guarded by both opponents. The common threat must be accompanied by an entry in its own suit. Other entry conditions may also be required depending on the layout. For a detailed study see Double Squeezes.

1. Positional double squeeze

NT win 3
S K
H
D A 9
C
Trick
1. S
Lead
C A!
2nd
D 10
3rd
S K
4th
S A
H
D J 10
C
Table S
H A
D K Q
C
South leads S
H K
D 4
C A


2. Positional double squeeze (cash order)

NT win 5
bi
S A J
H 4
D A 9
C
Trick
1. S
2. N
3. S
Lead
S 4!
H 4!
C A!
2nd
Q
Q
3rd
A
A
4th
2
2
S K Q
H 2
D J 10
C
Table S 2
H K Q
D K Q
C
South leads S 4
H A J
D 4
C A

Must win S A before C A (H A serves as reentry).


3. Automatic double squeeze

NT win 4
auto bi
S
H
D A K 6
C 2
Trick
1. S
Lead
C A!
2nd
D 10
3rd
2
4th
S A
H
D Q J 10
C
Table S
H A
D 9 8 7
C
South leads S K
H K
D 4
C A


4. Finesse double squeeze

NT win 4
bi
S
H
D A Q 6
C 2
Trick
1. S
2. S
Lead
C A!
D 4
2nd
D 10
J
3rd
2
Q
4th
D 7
S A
H
D K J 10
C
Table S
H A
D 9 8 7
C
South leads S K
H K
D 4
C A


5. Twin-entry double squeeze

NT win 4
auto
S K
H K
D K 4
C
Trick
1. S
Lead
C A!
2nd
D 7
3rd
S K!
4th
D 10
S A
H
D 9 8 7
C
Table S
H A
D Q J 10
C
South leads S
H
D A 6 5
C A


6. Twin-entry double squeeze (cash order)

NT win 6
auto bi
S J 4
H A J
D K 4
C
Trick
1. S
2. N
3. S
Lead
H 4!
S 4
C A!
2nd
S 2
H Q
D 7
3rd
A
A
S J!
4th
2
Q
D 10
S K Q 2
H
D 9 8 7
C
Table S
H K Q 2
D Q J 10
C
South leads S A
H 4
D A 6 5
C A

Must win H A before C A (S A serves as reentry).


7. Sequential double squeeze

NT win 4
S A J
H K
D 4
C
Trick
1. S
2. S
Lead
C A!
S 4!
2nd
D 10
Q
3rd
S J!
A
4th
S 2
S K Q
H
D J 10
C
Table S 2
H A
D K Q
C
South leads S 4
H
D A 9
C A


8. Sequential double squeeze (cash order)

NT win 6
auto? bi
S A J
H A J
D 4
C 4
Trick
1. S
2. N
3. S
4. S
Lead
H 4!
C 4
C K!
S 4!
2nd
2
S 2
D Q
Q
3rd
A
A
S J
A
4th
Q
H 3
S 3
S K Q
H 3 2
D K Q
C
Table S 3 2
H K Q
D J 10
C
South leads S 4
H 4
D A 9
C A K

Auto case requires S 4 lead first then clubs.


9. Automatic sequential double squeeze

NT win 5
auto re
S K
H A J
D 4
C 2
Trick
1. S
2. S
Lead
C A!
H 4!
2nd
S 2
D 10
3rd
2
A
4th
D 7
Q
S A 2
H
D Q J 10
C
Table S
H K Q
D 9 8 7
C
South leads S
H 4
D A K 6
C A


10. Twin-entry sequential double squeeze

NT win 5
re
S A J
H
D K 4
C 2
Trick
1. S
2. S
3. N
Lead
C A!
D 5
S A!
2nd
D 10
J
3rd
2
K
4th
3
7
S K Q
H
D Q J 10
C
Table S
H A
D 9 8 7
C 3
South leads S
H K
D A 6 5
C A


11. Reciprocal squeeze

NT win 4
bi
S J 4
H
D A 9
C
Trick
1. S
2. S
Lead
S A
H A!
2nd
Q
3rd
4
4th
D Q
S K Q
H
D J 10
C
Table S
H K Q
D K Q
C
South leads S A
H A J
D 4
C

Preferred sequence shown but H A can be won first.


12. Automatic reciprocal squeeze

NT win 5
auto bi
S 2
H 2
D A K 6
C
Trick
1. S
2. S
Lead
S A!
H A!
2nd
Q
3rd
2
4th
D 7
S K Q
H
D Q J 10
C
Table S
H K Q
D 9 8 7
C
South leads S A J
H A J
D 4
C

No matter which ace is led first.


13. Twin-entry reciprocal squeeze

NT win 5
bi
S A J
H
D A 6 5
C
Trick
1. S
2. N
3. S
Lead
S 4
D 5
H A!
2nd
Q
8
3rd
A
K
4th
D 7
10
S K Q
H
D Q J 10
C
Table S
H K Q
D 9 8 7
C
South leads S 4
H A J
D K 4
C

Preferred sequence shown but H A can be led first.


14. Recessed reciprocal squeeze

NT win 5
bi
S A J
H 4
D A 9
C
Trick
1. S
2. N
3. S
Lead
S 4!
H 4!
H K!
2nd
Q
10
3rd
A
A
4th
D Q
2
S K Q
H 2
D J 10
C
Table S
H Q J 10
D K Q
C
South leads S 4
H A K 9
D 4
C


15. Alternative squeeze

NT win 5
S K
H
D A K Q 6
C
Trick
1. S
Lead
C A!
2nd
D 8
3rd
S K
4th
S 2
S A
H
D J 10 9 8
C
Table S 2
H A
D 7 3 2
C
South leads S
H K 2
D 5 4
C A

If S A West and H A East, D 6 must be good.


16. Automatic alternative squeeze

NT win 5
auto re
S K
H K
D A 4
C 2
Trick
1. S
Lead
C A!
2nd
H 2
3rd
2
4th
S A
H 2
D 7 3 2
C
Table S
H A
D J 10 9 8
C
South leads S
H
D K Q 6 5
C A

If S A and H A are split, D 6 must be good.


17. Blocked double squeeze

NT win 3
auto
S K
H K
D K
C
Trick
1. S
Lead
C A!
2nd
S J
3rd
H K
4th
S Q J
H A
D
C
Table S 10 9
H
D A
C
South leads S A 8
H
D
C A

How a sane person could reach is another story.


18. Jettison double squeeze

NT win 5
S A
H K
D A J 2
C
Trick
1. S
2. S
Lead
C A!
C K!
2nd
H 2
S 9
3rd
D 2
S A!
4th
S 6
S J 10 9
H A 2
D
C
Table S 8 7 6
H
D K Q
C
South leads S K Q 5
H
D
C A K

Remember this on your next trip to Mars.


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Anti double squeeze

19. Common entry removal anti double squeeze

NT win 1
auto bi
S 2
H K Q
D J 10
C
Trick
1. S
Lead
D K!
2nd
A
3rd 4th
S A J
H 4
D A 9
C
Table S 4
H A J
D 4
C A
South leads S K Q 10
H
D K Q
C


20. Twin entry attack anti double squeeze

NT win 1
auto bi
S 3 2
H A
D 9 8 7
C
Trick
1. S
Lead
D Q!
2nd 3rd 4th
S J 4
H K
D A 4 2
C
Table S A
H
D K 6 5
C A K
South leads S K Q 10
H
D Q J 10
C

No matter which hand wins D Q, no squeeze.


21. Dual entry attack anti double squeeze

NT win 1
bi
S 2
H K Q
D 9 8 7
C
Trick
1. S
2. E
3. E
Lead
D Q!
S A
C A
2nd
4
10
S Q
3rd
7
4
4th
K
2
S J 4
H A J
D 5 4
C
Table S A
H 4
D A K 6
C A
South leads S K Q 10
H
D Q J 10
C

Causes West to be squeezed before South.


22. Lone-stopper retention anti double squeeze

NT win 1
auto bi
S A
H K
D Q J 10
C
Trick
1. W
2. W
Lead
C A
C K
2nd
D 10!
D J!
3rd
2
S K
4th
H 2
H A!
S
H
D A 6 5
C A K
Table S K
H Q
D K 4
C 2
West leads S
H A 2
D 9 8 7
C


23. RHO-stopper retention anti double squeeze

NT win 1
auto bi
S A
H J 10
D K Q
C
Trick
1. W
2. W
Lead
C A
C K
2nd
D Q!
D K!
3rd
2
4th
H 2
S
H A 9
D 4
C A K
Table S K
H 4
D A 9
C 2
West leads S
H K Q 2
D J 10
C


24. Forced early discard anti double squeeze

NT win 1
auto bi
S K Q
H 2
D 9 8 7
C
Trick
1. S
2. W
Lead
H K!
C A
2nd
A
D 7
3rd
2
4th
C 4
S 4
H A J
D 5 4
C A
Table S A J
H
D A K 6
C 4
South leads S 2
H K Q
D Q J 10
C

Auto case any lead suffices (no squeeze).


25. Forced early discard anti double squeeze

NT win 1
auto
S 2
H K Q
D 9 8 7
C
Trick
1. S
Lead
C 4!
2nd
A
3rd
S 2
4th
S J 4
H A
D K 4
C A
Table S A
H J 4
D A 6 5
C
South leads S K Q
H
D Q J 10
C 4

Auto case any lead suffices (no squeeze).

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