- The typical declarer play involves ruffing declarers losers using the dummy's
short suit. However, when the dummy has features such as a long side suit
worthy of promotion, the declarer may find a better strategy is to rethink the
play of the hand from the dummy's perspective. Another dummy reversal
opportunity occurs when holding a large number of winning trumps; the declarer
may find it advantageous to ruff the partnerships longer trump holding until the
opposite hand is holding more trumps.
the HQ and declarer
notes the best opportunity to make game is to promote Dummy's Diamonds.
Winning the HQ with
Dummy's HA, declarer
plays a second round of trump to the
HK. Next win the
DK, ruffing the third
Diamond in declarer's hand. Ruffing in the declarer's hand is
an abnormal action for most situations (the Dummy Reversal) - typically the
declarer has longer trumps than the dummy, thus preferring to ruff shorter
trumps in dummy and establish trump in the longer declarer hand. The
declarer returns to Dummy's CA
and continues playing Diamonds. West is entitled to the HJ, however
declarer owns four more tricks to make game - 3 red cards and the CK.