LESSON 23.3: STRATEGY

a) Ignore possible overtricks that would threaten your contract

b) Keep count of the cards played in each suit

c) Keep count of the points played by each op-ponent

d) Do not hesitate to concede sure losing tricks to the opponents when it does not endanger your contract

e) Make any risky play before the opponents are aware of a long solid suit concealed in your hand

see Lesson 27.6 Steal of a trick

f) When possible, exhaust all side suits before attacking a critical suit

g) Try to win with the higher-ranking of two equal honors (the contrary when defending)

h) When an opponent has made a preemptive bid, assume that any critical missing card will be held by his partner

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