Picture shows an example of a double
squeeze -by BridgeBABA- in which both defenders (West and East) are squeezed. The hat is
the best suit for an entry to dummy (back players)..
Diagram shows an example of a
Squeeze is an exciting play. I didn't want to keep
away from this excitement. That is why I replaced squeeze play as a fifth
lesson in bridge.
I remember this story when the declarer (the wolf) leads his squeeze card (runs its tongue along its teeth) against defender's (against Blanquette's) two promoted suits (two sharp horns)...
An example squeeze is shown at the left hand diagram. West (who is able to see dummy's hand) expects at least one trick in one of her/his two suits.. When declarer (South) leads his squeeze card (10), West's all great expectations disapear: If West discards J, dummy will discard K and make two more tricks in diamonds. If West discards A, dummy will discard 2 and make two more tricks withA and K. Poor Blanquette!
There are some requirements
for a squeeze to occur:
We can collect all these requirements in GOAT LAW. GOAT LAW is an acronym to describe the requirements for a squeeze:
G Declarer must Give
up all necessary losers,
There is also Mr. Clyde Love's BLUE LAW in squeeze. Newcomers are free to use either Love's BLUE LAW, or, BridgeBABA's GOAT LAW..
Below I will give you a downloadable example hand from "World Championship" for practising squeeze:
** "La Chevre de Monsieur Seguin" by Alphonse Daudet
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