LESSON 32.2: DEFENSE AGAINST DECLARER LEADING LOW

a) Against declarer leading low, play a master honor that sets or will set the contract

b)

Dealer: South
Vul: None

North

K J 5 2

 

West

East

 

A 9 7

Q 6

 

South

 

10 8 4 3

 

 
   

Play by West on the lead of the 3

7

Against declarer leading low, do not play a master honor when dummy is showing unequal honors

c)

Dealer: South
Vul: None

North

A K J 5

 

West

East

 

9 7

Q 10 8 2

 

South

 

6 4 3

 

 
   

Play by West on the lead of the 3

9 (count: 2 cards)

Against declarer leading low and lacking an honor card, play low or give count when dummy is showing solid honors

see Lesson 34.3 Count signal

d)

Dealer: South
Vul: None

North

A 10 6 5

 

West

East

 

Q 9 3

J 8 2

 

South

 

K 7 4

 

 
   

Play by West on the lead of the 4

3

Against declarer leading low, do not play a non-master honor when dummy is showing only one honor (do not force the dummy)

e)

Dealer: South
Vul: None

North

A 10 6 5

 

West

East

 

Q J 9

8 3 2

 

South

 

K 7 4

 

 
   

Play by West on the lead of the 4

J

Against declarer leading low, you may split two equal honors when dummy is showing only one master honor

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