A stand off in the Black Sea with Turkey is so much part and parcel of most openings that it can easily be dismissed as a ruse to deceive.
It sucks you in and condemns you to hours of game play under the ruse of one last go.
The booming voice and scare tactics turn out to be a ruse , a way of hiding a small and powerless man, who is no wizard at all.
It should be obvious why I badly want to believe that this is a bluff or a ruse .
A last-minute offer may be a ruse or a bluff but I'm the guy who ought to make that call.
It is a device at that point in time, a trick and a ruse , and treating the House like a joke.
Palestinians claim the move is a ruse to distract the world while Israel tightens its grip on the West Bank.
Eleanor tried to think of a ruse to get Paul out of the house
Emma tried to think of a ruse to get Paul out of the house
One is at a loss whether to call the above ruse a fraud, inducement, immoral force, exploitation or all of these.