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Problems Categorised by Theme

This is a very slowly progressing ambitious project.  For the purpose of the project, a "theme" is some card-play technique that is used in the solutions to some of the problems.  For each theme, a list of problems using that theme is given, in chronological order of composition.  Of course, if you want to solve the problems without any assistance, you should probably avoid this page.  But if you want to study the variations that have been discovered on any particular theme, this section might be for you.

At the moment, I have only one theme completed, the Seesaw Squeeze (also known as "entry-shifting").  Having completed that theme, I then started at Problem #1 but didn't get very far.  In 2009 Leigh Matheson started to include suggestions in solutions sent to me, many of which I have adopted.

Avoidance play

#26, #33, #34, #100, #113, #121, #217, CC#4, CC#49, CC#50, CC#56

Automatic Squeeze

#172, #217, #416, CC#11, CC#34 

Backwash Squeeze

#19,  #142,  #219, CC#27, CC#206

Clash Squeeze

#110

Complex Double Squeeze

#1, #4, CC#300

Compound Squeeze

#404, P#4, CC#52, CC#76, CC#82, CC#98, CC#99

Coup en Passant

CC#9, CC#18, CC#23, CC#25, CC#29, CC#35, CC#53

Crash Gambit

#8

Criss-cross Squeeze

#28, #11  #133,  #216

Cross-ruff

CC#75

Delayed Jettison

#92

Devil's Coup

CC#66

Double Ruffing Squeeze

#459, CC#13, CC#31, CC#38, CC#41, CC#74, CC#77, CC#164, CC#165, CC#205

Double Squeeze

#16, #119, #139, #358, P#10, CC#30, CC#33, CC#39, CC#52, CC#67, CC#69, CC#91, CC#96, CC#97, CC#250

Double Throw-in

#15, #25, #29, #32, #38, CC#70, CC#71

Elopement

#434, CC#1, CC#3

Forced Premature Discard

#187, #447

Grand Coup

 CC#20, CC#73

Guard Squeeze

#133, #234, #451, CC#19, CC#36, CC#40, CC#89, CC#93, CC#97

High Card Sacrifice

#28, #31, #36, CC#12, CC#15

Interesting Unblock

#2, #451, CC#54, CC#57

Intrafinesse

#172

Isolating a Guard

CC#52

Jettison Gambit

#3, #6, #154, #287, #342, #410, #416, CC#5, CC#10, CC#22, CC#48, CC#79, CP#59

Jettison Squeeze

CC#24, CC#87

Jettison Unblock

#12, #16, #30, #84, #416, CC#11, CC#31, CC#51, CC#55, CC#92

Loser on Loser

CC#42

Losing Card Squeeze

CC#53

Nonmaterial Finesse

#269

Nonmaterial Squeeze

CC#6, CC#8

One Suit Squeeze

#197

Overtaking Gambit

#84, #101, #424, CC#21, CC#24, CC#86

Positional Squeeze

#281, CC#16, CC#18

Premature Discard Avoidance

#155

Repeating Squeeze

#6, #27, #48, #68, #413, #446, CC#79, CC#94, CC#97

Ruff Transfer

CC#14

Ruffing Squeeze

#100, #110, CC#72

Ruff a Winner

#37

Scissors Coup

CC#25

Seesaw Squeeze

#5, #7, #20, #102, #124, #129, #140, #142, #147, #152, #169, #173, #206, #216, #229, #250, #269, #295, #317, #345, #370, #376, #2, #501, #511, #512, CC#81, CC#84, CC#97

Smother Play

#101, CC#7, CC#17

Squeeze and Coup

CC#73

Squeeze or Throw-in

#13, #21, #84, CC#29

Squeeze, then Throw-in

#1, #14, #16, #17, #76, #131, #206, #217, #246, #379, #401, #412, CC#7, CC#93, CC#95, CC#96

Squeeze "without the count"

#28, #206, #229, #257, #258, #328, #416, #501, CC#30, CC#85

Stepping-stone

#87, CC#6, CC#21

Suicide Squeeze

#113, CC#26, CC#27, CC#53, CC#84, CC#92

"Tenace Menace"

#1, #4

Throw-in

#22, #30, #33, #34, #35, #36, CC#9, CC#12, CC#32, CC#88, CC#89

Throw-in Avoidance

#24

Throw-in, then Squeeze

#3, #11, CC#90

Transfer of Guard

#27, #72, #105, #119, #204, #407, #413, CC#37

Triple Squeeze

 CC#37

Trump Coup

CC#59

Trump Gambit

#466, CC#44

Trump Pick-up

#4, #23, #37, #420

Trump Promotion

#18, CC#63

Unblock

CC#2, CC#36

Underleading/Underplaying Gambit

#76, #77, #121, #277, CC#47, CC#51

Underruff

#10, #396, CC#20, CC#43, CC#45

Vice

#5, CC#68

Vienna Coup

CC#52, CC#258

Winkle

#379, Yarborough #9 and probably lots more