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  Crossruff
A crossruff is a play in contract bridge, in a suit contract, where the tricks are made by taking alternate ruffs in each hand.
In order to use a crossruff, each player in the partnership must have shortness in a non-trump suit, accompanied with appropriate length in the opposite hand.
The basic defense against crossruff is simple: lead trumps whenever possible, removing trumps from both declarer's hands.
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A crossruff may be of a lopsided variety, with ruffs available primarily, or exclusively, in declarer's own hand.
If a crossruff is clearly indicated by the bidding, you should practically always lead a trump, even at the probable cost of a trick in the suit.
One case of a marked crossruff is when the opponents have elected to play in the fourth suit: S N 1D 1H 1S 2C 3C Etc. High from Ax or even Kx in trumps is better than low.
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 Ruff (cards) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A crossruff is a play where tricks are made by taking alternate ruffs in each hand.
It is preferable that both players have an equal number of cards in the trump suit, otherwise a regular ruff is usually more effective, as it has the added benefit of establishing the trump suit.
The basic defense against crossruff is simple: lead trumps whenever possible, removing trumps from both opponent's hands.
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 Return to Intermediate
This form of trump play is made when there is a 4-4 or 5-4 trump fit (occasionally 5-3) and each hand is short in a different suit.
Yes, there is a risk that one of the clubs could be ruffed, but it is accepted as a small risk.
S/he now began the crossruff by trumping a heart with the ª5 and a club with the ª4.
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 Return to Intermediate
This form of trump play is made when there is a 4-4 or 5-4 trump fit (occasionally 5-3) and each hand is short in a different suit.
Yes, there is a risk that one of the clubs could be ruffed, but it is accepted as a small risk.
S/he now began the crossruff by trumping a heart with the ª5 and a club with the ª4.
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 Crossruff   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
A crossruff is a play in Contract bridge, when you are in a suit contract.
In order to use a crossruff, each player in the partnership must have length in a nontrump suit.
Let's say the spades are split evenly at 4-4, the declarer is long in hearts and short in diamonds, and the dummy is long in diamonds and short in hearts.
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 Games - Crossruff
It is preferable that both players have an equal number of cards in the trump suit, otherwise a regular ruff is usually more effective, as it has the added benefit of establishing the trump suit.
This is an extreme example of crossruff: West plays the grand slam of 7♠ despite having only 7 high card points.
Thus, it is important to recognize the situations when a trump opening lead is called for – usually, they arise when both declarer and dummy have bid other suits but found the trump fit in the third one.
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 The Sun News | 09/19/2006 | East-West vulnerable. North i A 10 6 3   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The crossruff is an indispensable weapon in the declarer's arsenal.
At first glance, it might seem that because of the bad breaks in both hearts and spades, declarer must lose a trump trick and three spades to go down one.
But, thanks to the crossruff, that's not the way it turned out - and there was nothing the opponents could do about it.
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 Bridge; Play in Albany Went Against Some Old Advice on Ruffing - New York Times
The spades were presumably divided since the defenders had not taken a ruff, but there was a danger that another trump lead would limit his crossruff further.
The obvious move was to crossruff while the going was good, but that offered almost no chance.
At the finish, he was in his hand to draw the missing trump, and dummy's spade winners took the last two tricks.
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 crossruff: definition, usage and pronunciation - YourDictionary.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
A series of plays in games of the whist family in which partnership hands alternately trump suits led by the other partner.
To perform a crossruff or a series of crossruffs.
To trump (one's partner's lead or a lead from the dummy) in alternating plays.
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 Oct. 3: Looking for trouble (printable version)
What South must not do is let the defense draw some of his trumps.
At Trick Two South starts a crossruff: ace of hearts, heart ruff, diamond ruff, heart ruff.
East can overruff with the ten, but if he leads a diamond, South can continue his crossruff effectively.
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 Amazon.com: crossruff   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
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 Bridge : South stages an extravaganza | www.azstarnet.com ®
South trumps his 9-8-3 of clubs in dummy, re-entering his hand each time by ruffing a spade, and so finishes with 11 tricks.
The early heart duck and the seemingly extravagant play of the club king at trick two pave the way for a successful crossruff.
Observe that if South takes the king of hearts with the ace at trick one, he can be defeated.
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 Simple See-Saw
In the diagrammed position, South can apparently take the remainder of the tricks on a crossruff; but if East has a trump and no hearts, then the crossruff won't work.
(In practice, these squeezes also sometimes occur when the opponents lead trumps to prevent an impending crossruff; imagine that East is on lead in the diagrammed position, with a trump but no heart void).
All of the other squeezes in the criss-cross family are automatic, working against either opponent, but this type of squeeze is evidently positional, since the squeezer's play on the squeeze trick is determined only after seeing the key discard.
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 Eddie Kantar's Test Your Play articles
However, before you play a crossruff, you must count the number of trump tricks you expect to take first.
You have already taken one club trick, the ace of hearts is two and you must decide between cashing two diamonds or one diamond and one club.
Win the club return in dummy and play the ace and ruff a heart with the deuce; cash the AK of diamonds and then crossruff diamonds and heart for 12 tricks.
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 You Be the Judge
The diamond switch indicates that he may indeed have recognized it, but he failed to defend it.
Since he has such a long club suit, East should recognize the potential for a crossruff.
With no side-suit winners opposite partner's 1-bid, the only conceivable way for N/S to gain a set would be through a crossruff.
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 Baron Barclay: Bridge column   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
South took the ace and began a crossruff: ace of clubs, club ruff, ace of hearts, heart ruff, club ruff with the eight, heart ruff with the nine.
After the second South ruffs one club and one heart safely, he must crossruff with the king, jack, ace and queen of trumps.
He then has nine tricks and can ruff a club with dummy's eight of trumps to assure one more trick.
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 Visions of Sugar Plums
A, small spade and crossruff — 100 percent unless clubs are 7-1 or spades 7-0.
A, concede a spade, and proceed to crossruff.
Line C might produce 12 tricks on a crossruff (assuming no stiff diamond) if the heart finesse works, but whenever it loses there is almost no chance.
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 Crossruff   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
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 crossruff definition - Dictionary - MSN Encarta
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transitive and intransitive verb (past and past participle cross·ruffed, present participle cross·ruff·ing, 3rd person present singular cross·ruffs)
take turns to trump partner: in whist or bridge, to play a crossruff, or trump a card in a crossruff
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 Women s crossruff -- one ruff, one cross
Women s crossruff -- one ruff, one cross
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 Master Spades: DealM075
No matter how good you believe your card instincts to be, there are techniques that can only be learned from a experienced teacher.
To get your money's worth from a crossruff, you must first cash your winners in the third suit.
West won the first heart lead, seeing North's queen, and hastily switched to the jack of diamonds.
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 crossruff - Dictionnaire Français-Anglais WordReference.com
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 The House on Phantom Lane
Joe’s shift to trumps was a smart move, as otherwise you would lose only three top tricks and crossruff the rest — down one.
Now you are in danger of a second trump lead, leaving your crossruff a trick short.
Next you must lead a club (not a heart) for two reasons: (1) to be able to ruff two clubs, the last of which will force Joe to make a crucial discard, and (2) to preserve your heart exit for later to endplay Joe.
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