LESSON 26.3: COMBINATIONS WITH SEVEN CARDS IN A SUIT


   North          South     Tricks   Best play
        
 J 10 x x x x     A           5      A  x then x 

 Q J x x          A x x       3      A  x then x  D
 
 8 x x x          A J 10      2      x  10 then x  V
 
 x x x            K 10 9 8    2      x  8 then x  9
 
 Q x x            K J x x     3      x  J then x  R
 
 x x x            K Q J x     3      x  K then x  Q and x  V
 
 Q J x            A x x x     3      x  J then x  D
 
 9 x x            A J 10 8    4      x  10  then 9  8 and x  V
 
 J 9 x            A Q 10 x    4      9  x then J  10
 
 J x x            A K x x     3      A  x then x  V
 
 J x x            A K x x     3      A  x then K  x
 
 J 10 x           A K 9 x     4      J  x then 10  9
 
 J x x            A K 9 8     4      J  8 then x  9

Dealer: South
Vul: None

North

J 6 4



 

West

East

 

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South

 

A K 9 5



 

 
   

Example: Best play by North-South to win three spade tricks: Cash the spade ace and play the spade five toward dummy's jack.

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