BridgeHands

Google BridgeHands

 HOME  Encyclopedia  Newsletter  Laws  Products  Services  Reviews  Tournaments  Blog  Training  Practice   HELP
 You are at:

 

Bathe Coup - A tactic of playing a low card from holdings including Ace and Jack when the Left Hand Opponent lead from King, Queen and other cards in a given suit.  Thus, if the Left Hand Opponent leads a second card, declarer will take 2 subsequent tricks assuming Right Hand Opponent does not ruff the suit.

  6 4 3
10 8 5
K 4
A Q 9 8 2
 
K Q 10 9
A J 3
Q 10 9 2
J 6

Declarer:  South

Contract: 3 Notrump

8 7
K 9 4
J 7 6 3
7 5 4 3
  A J 9 5
Q 7 6 2
A 8 5
K 10
 

West leads the SK, South falsecarding the S9 to encourage West to continue playing Spades (providing the appearance East's S7 is inviting continuance).  However, if West continues with the SQ, South will win the SA, SJ, 2 Diamonds, and 5 Clubs.  If West switches to another suit, South is limited to 1 Spade winner, setting the contract.
 

HOME  Encyclopedia  Newsletter  Laws  Products  Services  Reviews  Tournaments  Blog  Training Practice Links HELP
Contacts: Sales  Support  Reviews  Q&A    Disclaimer    Privacy    2005 BridgeHands   Updated 01/22/11