In this layout, declarer can cash the diamond ace to squeeze West in the black suits.
Declarer has a club menace in hand and a spade menace in dummy. The criss-cross squeeze is so named because a spade discard by West allows declarer to cash the
From David Bird's "Bridge Squeezes for Everyone"1:
"East opens a weak 2 and - trying to impress the kibitzers - you reach an ambitious
"Unless the spade queen falls in two rounds, you will have to squeeze East in the major suits. He is certain to hold the sole guard on dummy's
"You lead the last club and throw the
1 Bird, David (2002). Bridge Squeezes for Everyone.
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