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Crossruff - The ability to trump tricks in both partner's hands.
 
  5 4 3 2
4 3 2

 

A K 7 6 5
Q J 10


Declarer: South

Contract: Spades



K 9
A K 4 3 2
  9 8 7 6

4 3 2
 

On this diagram, assume 6 cards have already been played.  Leading a red suit from one hand and ruffing (trumping) the card from the other hand will allow South to successively take the remaining tricks:

Trick North East South West
7 H2 C2 S6* H5
8 S2* D9 D2 D10
9 H3 C3 S7* H6
10 S3* DK D3 DJ
11 H4 C4 S8* H7
12 S4* CK D4 DQ
13 S5 CA S9* HA

 

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