Main     Study 9L01 by Richard Pavlicek    

Miscellaneous Squeeze

This is a catchall for squeezes that do not fit any other category. Some are rare and unlikely to occur in practice — and a few totally bizarre — but all must be included if there is any chance for this work to be complete. Note that a squeeze presented here wins all the remaining tricks, else it is a strip squeeze covered separately. About the Techniques

1. Finesse-lock triple squeeze

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

Knowing West has H K-Q D A guarantees S Q finesse.


2. Finesse-lock triple squeeze (RHO)

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

Knowing East has H K-Q D A guarantees S Q finesse.


3. Twin-entry finesse-lock triple squeeze

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

Knowing West has H A D A guarantees S J finesse.


4. Automatic triple squeeze

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

Same if South has C 4 instead of S 4.


5. Finesse triple squeeze

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


6. Recessed triple squeeze

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

Same if S J/S 2 switched.


7. Inverted recessed triple squeeze

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

Same if S J/S 2 switched.


8. Crisscross triple squeeze

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


9. Split crisscross triple squeeze

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


10. Recessed crisscross triple squeeze

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


11. Entry triple squeeze

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

If S J were low, would be a progressive squeeze.


12. Entry triple squeeze (RHO)

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


13. Jettison triple squeeze

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

Same with D K/H 2 switched or H J/H 2 switched.


14. Unknown cards repeating pseudo squeeze

NT win 4
not
S 2
H 2
D
C 2
Trick
1. S
2. S
Lead
C A
S K
2nd
S A?
H A?
3rd
2
4th
3
S A
H A
D A
C
Table S 3
H
D K
C 3
South leads S K
H K
D
C A

South hand must be hidden (not dummy).


15. Positional triple squeeze

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

Variations are possible but grossly unrealistic.


16. Blocked triple squeeze

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


17. Extended blocked triple squeeze

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

Same if S J/S 2 switched.


18. Ultra extended blocked triple squeeze

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

Same if S J/S 2 switched.


19. Blocked crisscross triple squeeze

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


20. Split blocked crisscross triple squeeze

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


21. Inverted blocked crisscross triple squeeze

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


22. Jettison triple squeeze

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


23. Repeat jettison triple squeeze

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


24. Pentagon squeeze

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


25. Extended pentagon squeeze

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


26. Common-suit extended pentagon squeeze

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


27. Split pentagon squeeze

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


28. Inverted pentagon squeeze

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


29. Blocked pentagon squeeze

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

Works same if North has C 4 instead of S 4.


30. Common-suit blocked pentagon squeeze

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


31. Inverted blocked pentagon squeeze

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


32. Twin-entry blocked pentagon squeeze

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


33. Reverse-order pentagon squeeze

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

Unique, two-threat hand must be squeezed first.


34. Tiered pentagon squeeze

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

Gains 2 tricks (only 1 trick if D A led first).


35. Recessed tiered pentagon squeeze

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

Gains 2 tricks (H A may be led first).


36. Hexagon squeeze

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


37. Extended hexagon squeeze

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


38. Split hexagon squeeze

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


39. Blocked hexagon squeeze

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


40. Split blocked hexagon squeeze

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

South can have C A-K-x or H 4 D A instead of H A D 4.


41. Symmetric hexagon squeeze

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

Same if D K led first. Minors can be A-K-x


42. Mirror hexagon squeeze

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

Works similarly if South has D A-K-x opp. x-x.


43. Blocked mirror hexagon squeeze

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

North’s idle H 2 can be anywhere.


44. Split mirror hexagon squeeze

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

Minor tops anywhere but all South or C A-K North.


45. Blocked finesse seesaw squeeze

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


46. Blocked finesse seesaw squeeze (variation)

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

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