Repeated Finesse - When holding tenaces or double split honor
sequences, a player can often increase the likelihood of winning a finesse
through successive attempts.
South leads a
anticipating West may have either the missing
a 50 percent possibility.
When West holds either of these cards, South can win 3 tricks using the
repeated finesse strategy.
If West holds both the
this Dummy holding (a 25 percent chance), the declarer can actually win all
4 tricks. Of course, South also has a 25 percent chance the repeated
finesse will fail both times should East have both honors. Another
similar finesse opportunity exists when one hand holds tenaces, as: A Q
10 [x...], K Q x [...], etc.
Also see Finesse,
Suit Combinations and
Finesse Bridge Books