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Card Play Techniques


  by Richard Pavlicek

This page categorizes and documents card play techniques in bridge, from the basic to the bizarre. Techniques are usually more common for declarer than the defenders, but there is no difference in theory; card play is uniform around the table. Each technique is illustrated for North-South in its most basic form. See About the Techniques for more information.
Notrump Feasible
Establishment
Finesse
Throw-In
Two-Suit Squeeze
Double Squeeze
Pure Squeeze
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Guard Squeeze
Clash Squeeze
Progressive Squeeze
Miscellaneous Squeeze
Two-Suit Strip Squeeze
Miscellaneous Strip Squeeze
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Trump Dependent
Trump Control
Ruff
Ruffing Finesse
Ruff-Sluff Endplay
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Trump Coup & Endplay
Trump Squeeze
Trump Strip Squeeze
 
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This edition (updated 3-23-20) documents 683 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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