LESSON 26.5: COMBINATIONS WITH NINE CARDS IN A SUIT


  North         South       Tricks    Best play
        
 K Q 10 x x    A 9 x x         5      K  x then x  10

 Q 9 x x x     A K 8 x         5      Q  x then x  8
 
 x x x x x     A K J x         5      x  V
 
 x x x x       K J 10 x x      4      x  10 then x  V
 
 x x x x       K J 10 x x      4      K  x 
 
 9 8 x x       A J 10 x x      5      9  x then 8  x
 
 9 8 x x       A J 10 x x      5      A  x then J  x
 
 x x x x       A K J 10 x      5      A  x then K  x
 
 Q x x         A 10 x x x x    6      Q  x

Dealer: South
Vul: None

North

8 6 4 3



 

West

East

 

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South

 

A K J 10 2



 

 
   

Example: Best play by North-South to win five spade tricks: Cash ace-king of spades.

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