LESSON 35.4: SIGNALING PREFERENCE AGAINST A SUIT CONTRACT

a)

Dealer: South
Vul: None

North

A 8 4
J 10 6
J 8 5
K 10 8 5

 

West

East

 

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

K J 10 9 6 5
9 8 7
A 7
J 2

 

South

 

Q 7 3
A Q 5 4 3
K Q 3
A 9

 

South

West

North

East

 
 

1
4

Pass
Pass

2
Pass

2
Pass

 

Contract 4 by South

West leads the 2 and North wins his ace

Play by East: 10 (preference for diamonds)

Always signal preference when following to your partner's presumed lead of a singleton

b)

Dealer: South
Vul: None

North

Q 8 4
A Q 10 6
Q J 5
10 8 5

 

West

East

 

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

A J 10 9 6 5
8 7
A 7
J 9 2

 

South

 

K 7 3
K J 5 4 3
K 8 3
A K

 

South

West

North

East

 
 

1
4

Pass
Pass

2
Pass

2
Pass

 

Contract 4 by South

West leads the 2 and East wins his ace

Play by East: 9 (preference for diamonds)

Always signal preference when giving a ruff to your partner

c)

Dealer: South
Vul: None

North

K J 8
Q J 5
K 8 4
K Q J 8

 

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 7
A 10 9 6 2
10 7 5 3
3

 

South

West

North

East

 
 

Pass
1
3
Pass

Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass

1
1NT
4
 

Pass
Pass
Pass
 

 

West leads the A and North plays the eight

Play by East: 2 (preference for diamonds)

On your partner's lead of a top honor, signal preference in the

following situations:

- when the lead establishes winners in dummy

- in a suit you raised during the auction

- in a long suit bid by your partnership

- when dummy is showing a singleton in the suit led, good trumps and a solid side suit

d)

Dealer: South
Vul: None

North

8
Q J 10 8 7
J 5
A Q J 10 2

 

West

East

 


4 2
K 10 8 6 4
9 8 7 6 4 3

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A
Q 7

 

South

 

A K
K 9 6 5 3
A 9 3 2
K 5

 

South

West

North

East

 
 

1
5

Pass
Pass

4
Pass

4
Pass

 

Contract 5 by South

West leads the 6; North plays the jack covered by East's queen and won in South with the ace. South tries the K, intending to follow with the ace to discard dummy's loosing diamond. West ruffs with the 2

Play by East: 2 (preference for clubs)

Signal preference when partner ruffs in second seat on declarer's lead of a new suit

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