LESSON 33.2: CARD TO PLAY IN THIRD SEAT

a)

Dealer: South
Vul: None

North

Q 10 8

 

West

East

 

K 9 4 3

7 5 2

 

South

 

A J 3

 

 
   

West leads the 3 and North plays the eight

Play by East: 2

In third seat, play low from three small cards

b)

Dealer: South
Vul: None

North

A 8 5

 

West

East

 

K 9 4 3

J 10 2

 

South

 

Q 7 6

 

 
   

West leads the 3 and North plays the five

Play by East: 10

In third seat, play the lower-ranking from a two or three-card sequence

c)

Dealer: South
Vul: None

North

K Q J

 

West

East

 

9 4

A 10 8 5 2

 

South

 

7 6 3

 

 
   

Against a suit contract, West leads the 9 and North plays the jack

Play by East: 8

On the lead of a presumed doubleton by partner, it is wise to retain the ace for the second round of the suit

d)

Dealer: South
Vul: None

North

Q 7 5

 

West

East

 

J 9 4 2

K 10 6

 

South

 

A 8 3

 

 
   

West leads the 2 and North plays the five

Play by East: 10

When dummy is showing an honor, the player in third seat retains his own honor if dummy plays low, provided he can play at least the nine (exception to the rule: play the ace when dummy is showing the ten or the jack)

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