LESSON 35.3: SIGNALING ATTITUDE AGAINST A SUIT CONTRACT

a)

Dealer: South
Vul: None

North

J 7 6

 

West

East

 

A K 9 5

Q 8 2

 

South

 

10 4 3

 

 
   

West leads the K and North plays the six

Play by East: 8 (positive attitude)

On your partner's lead of an honor, a positive attitude signal (high) shows an equal honor or a doubleton (expecting a ruff)

b)

Dealer: South
Vul: None

North

Q 7 6

 

West

East

 

A K J 9 5

8 2

 

South

 

10 4 3

 

 
   

West leads the K and North plays the six

Play by East: 8 (positive attitude)

On your partner's lead of an honor, a positive attitude signal (high) shows an equal honor or a doubleton (expecting a ruff)

c)

Dealer: South
Vul: None

North

10 7 6

 

West

East

 

A K J 9 5

8 2

 

South

 

Q 4 3

 

 
   

West leads the K and North plays the six

Play by East: 8 (positive attitude)

When in doubt, the start of an attitude signal with a high card should be interpreted as showing a doubleton rather than an equal honor

d)

Dealer: South
Vul: None

North

J 6 2

 

West

East

 

A K 9 5

Q 8 7

 

South

 

10 4 3

 

 
   

West leads the K and North plays the two

Play by East: 8 (positive attitude)

It is recommended to always signal with your highest possible card

e) toward the end of a deal, an echo signal promises to guard the suit in which the signal is given



f)

Dealer: South
Vul: None

North

K J 8
Q J 5 3
K 8 5
A 9 5

 

West

East

 

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

10 9 6 5 3
8 7 4
Q 7 6 4
2

 

South

 

Q 7 4
A 10 9 6
A J 3
J 10 8

 

 
   

Contract 4 by South

West leads the K, North plays the ace and leads the Q

Play by East: 8 (interest for a ruff)

An echo signal in the trump suit hows three or more trumps and interest for a ruff

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