# Shared Flashcard Set

## Details

Bridge
Suit combinations
16
Games
Not Applicable
12/26/2012

## Cards Return to Set Details

Term
 KQJxxxx
Definition
 Lead (repeatedly) towards KQJ...Else your risk East's 10 being promoted when West holds Ax
Term
 QJxxKxx
Definition
 Lead (repeatedly) towards QJxxThis gives you an extra chance of 3 tricks when West holds Ax
Term
 KxxAJxx
Definition
 If you only need 3 tricks then (safety play) is to cash ace and king and lead to the jack (77%)If you need 4 tricks, then finesse jack and hope suit splits 3-3
Term
 (a) KQ10x Ax(b) KQ10xx Ax
Definition
 (a) Finesse for jack(b) Play to drop jack
Term
 AJxxK108x
Definition
 With no other information to go on, you can finesse either opponent for the queen. The deciding factor here is that you can pick up Q9xx with East but not West.So cash ace and plan to run jack.
Term
 AxxxKQ9xx
Definition
 Start with A.If West is void you can pick up J10xx with East.If West has J10xx you cannot avoid a loser anyway.
Term
 xxxA10xxxHow do you plan to handle this trump suit?
Definition
 You must lose at least two tricks. It will often pay to duck a round of trumps - then when you regain the lead draw a round of trumps with the ace and leave the master trump outstanding.
Term
 AQxx1098xxWhat is the best play for 4 tricks?
Definition
 Cash ace and later lead to queen
Term
 Q9xJxx
Definition
 Lead towards J and if it loses later finesse 9.The 10 has a 50% chance of being with West but by leading to J first you improve your chances to 64% when the AK is with East.
Term
 AJ32K9 You need 3 tricks!
Definition
 Lead to 9 and if it loses to the Q you have your third trick. If it loses to the 10 then cash A and K hoping for Q to drop. Odds 68% vs cashing the K and finessing the J (50%).
Term
 xxxAQTxxx
Definition
 Cash A then lead to Q. 83% chance of 5 tricks.
Term
 A98K107643
Definition
 Lead low to 8 and let it run unless Q or J appears
Term
 A953KJ62
Definition
 The safety play to ensure only one loser is to cash the K and lead towards the A9 playing the 9 if West plays low. You are catering for Q10xx in either hand. Look at it like you need to retain a higher card in each hand - J to beat 10 or A to beat Q10 so cashing the K first enables you to achieve this. Of course the 9 may lose to the 10 on the second round ... but at least now it is clear the suit is splitting 3-2 so the Q will drop on the A.
Term
 AxxxQ1098x
Definition
 Missing KJxx. Lead from dummy away from Axxx. Only an expert East would play low from Kx so if East does play low, insert the 10; if this loses to the J, later run the Q. This play caters to either defender holding KJx.
Term
 AJ42K985
Definition
 To guarantee three tricks.Lead to ace and lead towards remaining K98. If East follows with a small card finesse the 9. If West wins the trick the suit has divided 3-2 and you have 3 tricks. If either West or East show out on the second round you can still make three tricks. In the event East shows out on second round you win King and lead towards Jack
Term
 K8xAJ9xx
Definition
 Safety play to ensure 4 tricks. Danger is West has Q10xx.Cash A and lead towards dummy. If West plays two low cards then play the 8. If East wins the trick then the suit is splitting 3-2. If East shows out then you can hold West to one trick.
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