27th December 2017

Another suit play to mull over during the festive season.

S 2
S AJ10543

How do you play this suit
a) with no entry to dummy
b) with an entry to dummy ?

Assume that you have no extra information about the distribution of the suit from the bidding or play so far.


For both cases it is best to play the ace first and then follow with a low card.
If the suit splits 3-3 you will lose two tricks, if the suit is 4-2 then playing a low card second saves a trick when one defender holds Kx or Qx