This is a type of triple jump squeeze without count in a three-card position and was discovered by Mr. Dirk Schroeder of Wiesbaden, Germany. He is a bridge teacher, journalist and travel organizer as well as a World Bridge Federation World Master. He was a major developer of the first European Youth Camp beginning in the year 1975.

This type of squeeze also enjoys the uniqueness of being named after the bridge player, who discovered it.


Information about and by Mr. Dirk Schroeder

Excerpted from Mr. Harold Schogger about Mr. Dirk Schröder of Wiesbaden, Germany, born in 1943.

Dick Schroeder of Wiesbaden, Germany, bridge teacher, journalist and travel organizer. WBF World Master. Won three Common Market titles and 29 German titles. Represented Germany regularly since 1969, and headed German master-point standings since 1974. Developed first European Youth Camp 1975. Member of the European Bridge League Executive and its youth committee since 1989. IPBA Awards Secretary and member of its Executive. Columnist for Deutsches Bridge Verbands-Blatt since 1969.

In post-war Germany, nobody has been as important for German bridge as Dirk Schroeder. In 1950, the Germans reappeared in the European Bridge League but in spite of the presence of Egmont von Dewitz, a real star, there have been no successes in international tournaments.

In Germany bridge was not popular at all and the number of affiliated members did not exceed a few thousands. The generation of Dirk Schroeder produced a revolutionary change. The German national team became stronger and Schroeder himself played an important role in the organisation of the German federation. The membership increased and by winning the Rosenblum Cup in Geneva (1990) the Germans have played themselves into the top group countries in the world.

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Schroeder Squeeze as presented by courtesy of Mr. Dirk Schroeder.


The contract is 3 Spades doubled. Declarer is South. West leads the King of Clubs, followed by the Queen of Clubs, which is trumped by South. South plays a low trump to the Ace of Spades, finesses the 10 of Hearts. Since the Diamond is a loser, South decides to lose the Diamond on the fifth trick.

South continues to ruff the Clubs, ruffs a Diamond, and finesses with the Queen of Hearts. This is followed by leading the Ace of Hearts, which West trumps. West then leads a Diamond, which South trumps in the dummy. On the tenth trick, the layout is as follows:


On the tenth trick, South is in the dummy and on lead. When South leads the King of Spades, East is squeezed. If East discards a Heart of a Club, South can cash a winner in the respective suit. If East discards the Ace of Diamonds, then South will ruff the 8 of Hearts or the 8 of Clubs with the last trump and cash the Jack of Diamonds, which is high. The ending is a triple trump squeeze without the count in a three-card position.



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