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Play From Equals - When holding a series of cards in a suit, the play of a certain card in the sequence can be used to provide useful information to one's partner.  Conversely, the play may inform or deceive the opponent's of one's holding as well. One example of playing from equals is the agreement to play "lowest equal first".   Here is an example:

    J 9


 
8 7 6 4 2



 Contract: 4H

 Declarer: South

A K Q


  10 5 3


 


 

  W N E S
  (1H) 1S (2H) 2S
  (4H) All Pass

Partner leads the S4 to Dummy's S9.  While South's Spade holding are all equal to one another, by playing the SQ (lowest of the equals), partner is aware of your entire honor holding, since West would win the trick with a higher honor. 

In this scenario, partner can also deduce West has the S10 since in South would have won the trick holding the "lowest equal" over Dummy's card.  For instance, holding the Spade A K Q 10, South could win with the S10.

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