This term describes a rare triple squeeze in a three-card ending and first discovered and analyzed by Mr. Thomas Peter Seres in the year 1965. Mr. Thomas Peter Seres was generally known among his bridge-playing friends only as Tim Seres. As his birth year was 1925 there are various sources describing his birthplace as Hungary and also Austria.

Source. The Australian Bridge Federation published an account of Mr. Thomas Peter Seres in memoriam, which states that he migrated to Australia from Hungary in 1947.

Note: The Official Encyclopedia of Bridge, Newly Revised Sixth Edition, page 732, states that he was born 1925 in Austria.

He was born on April 1, 1925 and died September 27, 2007. He migrated to Australia with his brother in the year 1947. As one of the great bridge personalities of Australia he was awarded the Order of Australia medal for his contributions to the game of bridge.

Note: The Order of Australia, instituted by Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II on 14 February 1975, was established as "an Australian society of honour for the purpose of according recognition to Australian citizens and other persons for achievement or for meritorious service". Source.


Note of Distinction

Among the various types of squeeze techniques it must be noted that Mr. Thomas Peter Seres not only discovered a type of squeeze, but it is also one of the very few squeezes, to which a personal name is attached.


Example of Seres Squeeze


The contract is 6 Clubs. South is the declarer. After the tenth trick, the end positions are as above, and South is on lead from the dummy. South leads the 7 of Spades, which is ruffed by the Ace of Clubs.

As a result of this play West is squeezed in all three suits, which initiates a triple squeeze. It must be noted that one of the squeezed cards is also a trump card, the 3 of Clubs, which is very similar to the Backwash Squeeze.

In the case that West discards the Jack, then the 9 in the hand of the declarer becomes a winning trick. In the case that West discards the Jack, then the 10 becomes a winning trick. As a result of this play West must also decide whether to sacrifice his last remaining trump, or the 3, in order to possibly retain the guard card against both Hearts and Diamonds.



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