LESSON 35.6: SHIFTING TO ANOTHER SUIT

a)

Dealer: South
Vul: None

North

K J 5
K 10 2

 

West

East

 

8 6
A 8 6

A Q 10 3 2
9 5 3

 

South

 

9 7 4
Q J 7 4

 

 
   

West leads the 8, North plays the five and East wins the ten. East returns the 9 won by West with the ace

Return by West: 6 (original suit)

When partner shifts to another suit with a high card, he is requesting a return in his original suit

b)

Dealer: South
Vul: None

North

J 9 5
Q 9 3

 

West

East

 

Q 8 6 2
A 8 6

A 10 3
K J 5 2

 

South

 

K 7 4
10 7 4

 

 
   

West leads the 2, North plays the five and East wins the ten. East returns the 2 won by West with the ace

Return by West: 8 (high from two remaining cards )

When partner shifts to another suit with a low card (low under an honor) he is requesting a return in the new suit



c) The lead in a new suit in the middle of a deal does not always have the same meaning as on the opening lead

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