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Robert Coup - The tactic of ruffing a trick which might seem unnecessary in order to play a non-trump suit which places opponents in an unfavorable position.

   
10 4
Q
9
 

K Q 9
5

 Declarer: South

 Trump: Hearts
 



J 10 9
3
  6
A 8 5

 

East leads the DJ; South may discard the S6 but doing so will only allow the declarer to win one other trick - the HA

However, by ruffing the DJ in declarer's hand with the H5 over the dummy's DQ and returning the S6, South now wins two additional trump tricks by endplaying West.

Also see Morton Fork Coup, Robert Coup, and Vienna Coup and Books on Coups, End Plays, Squeezes
 

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