LESSON 34.4: PREFERENCE SIGNAL

a) The preference signal is used to show a preference for one of the two suits outside the trump suit and the suit being led

b)

Dealer: South
Vul: None

North

K 9 7 6
Q J 5
K 8 5 4 3
3

 

West

East

 

10 4 3 2
K 8 4
J 9 2
A 10 5

A Q 5
7 3
10 7 6
9 7 6 4 2

 

South

 

J 8
A 10 9 6 2
A Q
K Q J 8

 

 
   

Contract 4 by South; West leads A and North plays the three

Play by East: 9 (preference for spades)

A relatively high card shows a preference for the higher-ranking suit outside the trump suit and the suit being led

c)

Dealer: South
Vul: None

North

K J 8 7
Q J 5
K 8 5 4 3
3

 

West

East

 

9 4 3 2
K 8 4
J 9 2
A 10 5

10 6 5
7 3
A Q 6
9 7 6 4 2

 

South

 

A Q
A 10 9 6 2
10 7
K Q J 8

 

 
   

Contract 4 by South; West leads A and North plays the three

Play by East: 2 (preference for diamonds)

A relatively low card shows a preference for the lower-ranking suit outside the trump suit and the suit being led



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