LESSON 26.4: COMBINATIONS WITH EIGHT CARDS IN A SUIT


   North      South       Tricks     Best play
   
 R 10 9 x x   A J x         5        A  x then J  x

 Q x x x      K x x x       3        x  K then x  x
 
 Q x x x      A x x x       3        x  A then x  D
 
 Q 10 9 8     A x x x       3        8  x then 9  x
 
 10 x x x     A J x x       3        x  J then A  x
 
 K 10 8 x     A J 9 x       4        A  x then x  10
 
 Q 9 x x      A J 10 x      4        9  x then Q  10
 
 J x x x      A Q x x       4        x  Q then A  x
 
 x x x x      A K J x       4        x  J then A  x
 
 J 9 x        A Q 8 x x     5        x  Q then x  V
 
 x x x        A Q 10 9 x    5        x  9 then x  10
 
 J 10 9       A K x x x     5        9  x then 10  x
 
 J x x        A K 9 x x     5        A  x then K  x
 
 x x x x      A K J 10      4        A  x then x  V
 
 J x          A 9 x x x x   5        x  J then x  9

Dealer: South
Vul: None

North

8 6 4 3



 

West

East

 

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South

 

A K J 5



 

 
   

Example: Best play by North-South to win four spade tricks: Enter dummy to play the spade three toward declarer's jack. Then cash ace-king.

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