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Card Play Techniques

This page categorizes and documents card play techniques in bridge, from the basic to the bizarre. Techniques are usually more common for declarer than on defense, but there is no difference in theory; card play is uniform around the table. Each technique is shown for North-South in its most basic form. See About the Techniques for further information.
Notrump Feasible
Two-Suit Squeeze       
Double Squeeze
Pure Squeeze
Guard Squeeze
Clash Squeeze
Progressive Squeeze
Miscellaneous Squeeze
Two-Suit Strip Squeeze
Miscellaneous Strip Squeeze
Trump Dependent
Trump Control
Ruffing Finesse
Ruff-Sluff Endplay
Trump Coup & Endplay    
Trump Squeeze
Trump Strip Squeeze

This edition (updated 9-25-17) documents 674 techniques. It is not complete — a goal that may be unreachable.
Feedback is welcome regarding omissions, corrections, categorization and nomenclature. E-mail Richard


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