The Automatic Squeeze is a play by the declarer which will work against either opponent. The following example will illustrate the play.


When the declarer leads the Ace of Diamonds from his hand, East is squeezed. Declarer plays the Three of Spades from the dummy. East must find a discard, but if East discards a Heart, then the two Hearts in the dummy are winners. If East discards the Ace of Spades, then the King of Spades held by the declarer is a winner. This Automatic Squeeze also works in the same manner if the holding of East and West were exchanged.



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.