A throw In squeeze is a squeeze, which allows the declarer to gain an extra trick, or tricks, after he allows a defender to take a trick. The act of throwing a trick to a defender, in order that the defender is squeezed in the sense that the defender must lead to the declarer, allowing him to gain tricks, forms the foundation for the name of this particular type of squeeze.

The following example should illustrate this squeeze.


In the above configuration, South leads the Three of Diamonds.

1. If West discards a small Heart, declarer must discard a small Heart. After East wins the trick, East is squeezed.
2. If East leads a small Heart, declarer plays a small Heart, forcing West to play the Ace of Hearts. West is then squeezed and must concede a trick to declarer.
3. If West, however, plays the Jack of Hearts, then declarer plays the Queen of Hearts, forcing West into the identical situation.



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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