Definition of endplay in English:


Syllabification: end·play
Pronunciation: /ˈen(d)ˌplā


  • A way of playing the last few tricks that forces an opponent to make a disadvantageous lead.
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    • Here you can learn about card passing technique, spade and heart suit management, how to make and defend against slams, strip plays and advanced endplays.
    • Indeed he had the hoped-for cards for the endplay to work.


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  • Force (an opponent) to make an endplay.
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    • If he plays four of hearts, West is endplayed to give one trick to him.
    • When you won the spade king, you were endplayed in three suits.

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