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- v. Present participle of endplay.
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“South makes his contract by endplaying West three times and West breaks it by three times conceding a ruff and discard.”
No, there was no longer any way of endplaying him.
“All right, then,” came back the Rabbit, changing course, “when West switches to a club I go up with the ace and play another, endplaying East.”
Rather than relying on a favorable lie of the cards, declarer elected to combine a loser-on-loser avoidance play with a safety play in clubs by endplaying West.
“Not satisfied with endplaying me at trick one,” he said bitterly, “you scorned declarer’s help when he tried to finesse in clubs.