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Guard Squeeze

A guard squeeze is a triple squeeze against one opponent, although one of his three stoppers is not the ordinary kind but a single card that “guards” his partner from being finessed in that suit. In practice this occurs more often in the form of a double guard squeeze, which may save the day when a pure squeeze will not function because of entry conditions. For further details see Non-Pure Squeezes.

1. Guard squeeze

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


2. Twin-entry guard squeeze

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


3. Recessed twin-entry guard squeeze

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


4. Unblock guard squeeze

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


5. Double guard squeeze

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


6. Inverted double guard squeeze

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


7. Recessed double guard squeeze

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


8. Split recessed double guard squeeze

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


9. Twin-entry double guard squeeze

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


10. Unblock double guard squeeze

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

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