Mr. Robert Frick has outlined the principles of this particular squeeze technique on his website. In keeping with the attempt to list all squeeze techniques we include this information for the visitor and student. The photograph shown below is of Mr. Robert Frick from the year 2004, in which year he and bridge partner Mr. Marvin Levine were winners of the Young Life Master Pairs during the 76the summer North American Bridge Championships conducted in New York, New York, United States.

Note: This particular squeeze play is also known under the designation of one suit squeeze.

     

Quoted and Excerpted

In your typical squeeze, the opponent's discard in a suit makes your card in that suit good. The winner squeeze is different. You always have the power to establish a trick in a suit, say hearts. You gain a trick when the opponent pitches a winner, allowing you the space to enjoy your heart winner.

Here is a simple example:

North
754
AQ987
864
A5
West
AK9
42
KJ1073
Q76
East
Q10862
3
95
J10982
South
J3
KJ1065
AQ2
K43
South   West   North   East
1   2   3   Pass
4   Pass   Pass   Pass

South is the declarer in a contract of 4 Hearts. West leads the Ace, the King and the 9 of Spades. South trumps the third Spade, draws trump three times (!), and cashes the Ace and King of Clubs, and ruffs the third Club. Then the final position before the tenth trick is shown below:

North
A
864
West
KJ103
East
Q10
95
South
5
AQ2

South has ended in the dummy, and plays the Ace. If West discards the 3, South then ducks a Diamond. If West discards the 10, South leads the 6 from the dummy. If East ducks, South does likewise. If East plays the 9, South covers and creates a tenace position. A successful one suit squeeze.

 

 

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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