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Progressive Squeeze

A progressive squeeze is a triple squeeze against one opponent that gains two tricks. First the opponent is forced to abandon one of his three stoppers, then the newly established trick squeezes him again in the remaining two suits. Alternatively, the two tricks may develop instantly if the opponent abandons an extended threat. About the Techniques

1. Positional progressive squeeze

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


2. Automatic progressive squeeze

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


3. Twin-entry progressive squeeze

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

Auto case does not require H 8.


4. Dual twin-entry progressive squeeze

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


5. Extended progressive squeeze

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


6. Inverted extended progressive squeeze

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


7. Split extended progressive squeeze

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


8. Twin-entry extended progressive squeeze

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


9. Split twin-entry extended progressive squeeze

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


10. Inverted split twin-entry extended PS

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

Also works with H J and D K swapped.


11. Dual extended progressive squeeze

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


12. Tri-entry extended progressive squeeze

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


13. Crisscross progressive squeeze

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


14. Jettison progressive squeeze

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


15. Transfer progressive squeeze

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


16. Transfer jettison progressive squeeze

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


17. Finesse jettison progressive squeeze

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

If West covers H Q then just a simple squeeze.


18. Entry progressive squeeze

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


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Anti progressive squeeze

19. Entry-stopper release anti progressive squeeze

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

Limits squeeze to 1-trick gain.


20. LHO-stopper release anti progressive squeeze

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

Limits squeeze to 1-trick gain.


21. Lone-LHO-stopper release anti progressive squeeze

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

Limits squeeze to 1-trick gain.


22. Entry attack anti progressive squeeze

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

Limits squeeze to 1-trick gain.

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