Smith Echo - Used when opponents are playing a Notrump contract, a
discard signal indicating attitude of partner's opening lead. The
discard signal is provided by the partner of the leader at the first
opportunity, typically after declarer has won the trick. The play of a
low spot card signals a discouragement while a high card provides a positive
signal to continue the suit of the opening leader.
West leads the
by South's DK; West is unsure who has the
DQ. South then plays
-- East shows approval of West's Diamond lead by discarding the high
followed by the low C5 as declarer runs 5 Clubs.
eventually leads the
HJ, but the finesse fails to West's
HK. West confidently leads a
low Diamond, anticipating East's
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