Definition of false card in English:

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false card



A card played in order to give one’s opponents a misleading impression of one’s strength in the suit led.
Example sentences
  • What sort of false card is most likely to mislead a defender? You'll find all the answers here, from David Bird, one of the world's leading bridge writers.
  • He explained that his first play had been a false card and that when I led a second card from the dummy, he had recognized that if he now played low, no one would believe his original false card.


(false-card) [with object] Play (a false card): by false-carding ♠5 from hand, declarer may persuade West to continue the suit [no object]: he was false-carding with the ace
More example sentences
  • They may be guilty of basing plays of the cards on concealed partnership understanding (e.g. allowing for partner having false carded) but only because they have concealed their agreements.
  • Dummy played low and Lanzarotti false-carded intelligently by putting in the queen rather than the obvious ten.

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