Ruffing Out a Side Suit - Often when the declarer has a long trump
suit and a long side suit, extra tricks may be obtained promoting the side
suit. Consider these hands with declarer in a 6 Spade
leads the DK,
overtaking by East's DA
who returns the HJ.
Rather than take the offered finesse, the declarer should consider
ruffing out a side suit with this holding.
wins the HA, plays
up to 3 rounds of trump,
keeping Dummy entries and winning the third round in Dummy. Next win
3 rounds of Clubs,
the fourth Club. Return to the Dummy by ruffing the
neither opponent has 5 Clubs, declarer has promoted the little
C3 , pitching the
HQ to make Slam.