The Bonney's Squeeze is a triple squeeze against one opponent combined with a simple squeeze against the other opponent. This particular sqeeze technique was first analyzed by and credited to Mr. Norman F. Bonney (date of birth is unknown - died in the year 1945) of Boston, Massachusetts, United States.

Note: Any additional information as to the person of Mr. Norman F. Bonney would be greatly appreciated as well as any contribution of any photographic material.

The following article was written by Mr. Monroe Ingberrman for The Official Encyclopedia of Bridge, published by Crown Publishers, Inc. in the year 1976.

Example 1

North
 
AQ103
86
West
K
KJ6
J8
East
9875
 
J10
South
10
4
K9
K7

South leads the King of Diamonds on which he throws a club from dummy. East is squeezed and must discard a Hearts. Now the lead of the Club King squeezes West in all three suits.

At the start South has all but two of the remaining tricks, but he manages to win all six by means of the squeeze technique.

Example 2

North
53
 
8
AK102
West
 
J7
K3
QJ3
East
108
 
 
98765
South
J6
A2
AQ
4

In order to initiate the squeeze South, on lead, plays the Ace of Diamonds, West plays the 3 of Diamonds, the 8 from the dummy, and this places East in a squeeze position. East discards a Club. On the next trick South plays and wins by leading the Jack of Spades. West is now squeezed in all three suits.

In order to successfully bring the squeeze to a close South continues to play whatever suit West has previously discarded, and thereby winning the remaining tricks.

 

 

If you wish to include this feature, or any other feature, of the game of bridge in your partnership agreement, then please make certain that the concept is understood by both partners. Be aware whether or not the feature is alertable or not and whether an announcement should or must be made. Check with the governing body and/or the bridge district and/or the bridge unit prior to the game to establish the guidelines applied. Please include the particular feature on your convention card in order that your opponents are also aware of this feature during the bidding process, since this information must be made known to them according to the Laws of Duplicate Contract Bridge. We do not always include the procedure regarding Alerts and/or Announcements, since these regulations are changed and revised during time by the governing body. It is our intention only to present the information as concisely and as accurately as possible.

 


     
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