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Playing Techniques

Planning the play

Once you have set a contract you have a target for the number of tricks needed. The following exercises give pointers and techniques which will help.

These lessons concentrate on no trump contracts until we become familiar with the mechanics of playing.

  1. Count your winners
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  2. Avoiding Blocking a suit
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  3. Using Entries to make your tricks

Establishing extra tricks

  1. Driving out opponents top cards
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  2. Establishing a long suit
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  3. Maintaining communication
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  4. Leading towards Honours
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  5. Simple hold-up play
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  6. Scoring extra tricks with trumps
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  7. Establishing a suit by ruffing

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