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Suit Combinations - The best percentage play to win tricks based on the combination of partnership holdings in a given suit, including tactics as finesses.  Note: including a complete list of all possible suit combination possibilities would be exhaustive; to obtain further information, please refer to Jeroen Warmerdan's program "SuitPlay"

6 High Card Point held by opponents - The Ace and Queen
 
Case Decl.
Num.
Cards
Partnership
Holding
Need % Remarks
1 3-2 K J 9
x x
2
1
27
78
Finesse Q then finesse A, or finesse 10 then Q
2 4-2 K J 10 9
x x
3 18 Finesse Q repeatedly
3 4-2 A J 9 8
x x
3
2
9
81
Play low to 9 then low to 8
4 3-3 K J 9
x x x
2
1
25
79
Finesse Q then finesse A, or finesse 10 then Q
5 3-3 K J x
x x x
2
1
24
76
Finesse Q then A
6 3-3 K 9 8
J x x
2
1
1
80
Play low to 9 then finesse A
7 3-3 K x x
J 9 x
2
1
1
76
Finesse A then play low to J
8 3-3 K x x
J x x
2
1
1
74
Finesse A then play low to J
Above, or play low to J then finesse A
9 4-3 K J 9 8
x x x
3
2
24
76
Finesse 10 play low to 8
10 4-3 K 10 8 x
J x x
4
3
3
2
Finesse 9 then play low to 10
Play low to 10 then low to 8
11 4-3 K 10 x x
J x x
3
2
9
69
Play low to 10 then low to low
Finesse A then low to 10
12 4-3 K 9 8 7
J x x
3
2
1
76
Play J then low to low
13 4-3 K x x x
J 10 x
2 75 Play low to J then low to 10
14 4-3 K x x x
J 9 x
2
1
40
98
Finesse 10 then play low to J
15 4-3 K x x x
J x x
2
1
26
94
Finesse A then low to J, or low to J then finesse A
Play low to low the low to J
16 5-3 K 10 8 x x
J x x
4
3
2
27
90
98
Play low to 10 then low to low
17 5-3 K 9 8 x x
J x x
4
3
2
3
84
98
Play low to 9 then low to J
18 5-3 K x x x x
J 10 x
4
3
2
3
85
98
Finesse A then play low to J
Play low to J then low to 10
then low to 10
19 4-4 K J 9 8
x x x x
3
2
27
83
Finesse 10 then finesse Q
Finesse A then finesse Q
20 4-4 K 10 8 x
J x x x
3
2
27
92
Play J then low to 10
Play low to 10 then low to low
21 4-4 K 9 8 7
J x x x
3
2
6
88
Play low to 9 then low to low
22 4-4 K x x x
J 10 8 x
3
2
14
92
Play J then low to low
Play low to J then low to K
23 4-4 K x x x
J 9 x x
3
2
1
3
70
100
Finesse A then low to J, or low to low or K
Finesse A then low to J
Play low to low or low to K
24 4-4 K x x x
J x x x
3
2
1
3
50
100
Play low to low or K, or low to K then low to J
Play low to low or K, or low to K then low to J
Play low to low or low to K
25 5-4 K J 9 x x
x x x x
4
3
2
33
89
95
Finesse Q then finesse A
26 5-4 K J x x x
x x x x
4
3
2
33
83
95
Finesse Q then finesse K
27 5-4 K 9 8 7 x
J x x x
4
3
27
94
Finesse A then low to low
Play low or 9 to low then finesse A
28 5-4 K x x x x
J 10 9 8
4 50 Play J then finesse A
29 6-4 K J x x x x
10 x x x
5 63 Play 10 to low then low to low
30 6-4 K x x x x x
J 10 9 x
5 63 Play J then low to 10

 

6 High Card Point held by opponents - The King, Queen and Jack
 
Case Decl.
Num.
Cards
Partnership
Holding
Need % Remarks
1 4-1 A 10 9 8
x
2 25 Play low to 10
2 4-1 A 10 9 x
x
2 3 Play low to low
3 4-1 A 10 8 x
x
2 1 Play low to low
4 4-1 A 10 x x
x
2 3 Play low to low
5 5-1 A 10 9 8 x
x
3
2
16 Play low to low
6 5-1 A 10 x x x
x
3
2
2
67
Play low to low
7 5-1 A 10 x x x
x
3
2
2
62
Play A
8 4-2 A 10 9 8
x x
2 77 Play low to 10
9 4-2 A 10 9 x
x x
2 25 Play low to 10
10 4-2 A 10 8 x
x x
2 8 Play low to 10
11 4-2 A 9 8 x
10 x
2 27 Play 10
12 5-2 A 10 9 8 x
x x
3 82 Play low to 10
13 5-2 A 10 9 x x
x x
3
2
45
88
Play low to 10
Play low to low
14 5-2 A 10 8 x x
x x
3
2
39
85
Play low to 10
15 5-2 A 10 x x x
x x
3
2
36
84
Play low to low
16 5-2 A 10 9 8
x x x
2 77 Play low to 10
17 4-3 A 10 9 x 2 25 Play low to 10
18 4-3 A 10 x x
x x x
2 45 Play low to 10
19 4-3 A x x x
10 9 x
2 36 Play 10
20 7-1 A 10 9 8 x x x
x
5
4
85
98
Play A
Play low to 10
21 7-1 A 10 x x x x x
x
5
4
68
96
Play low to low
22 6-2 A 10 9 8 x x
x x
4
3
90
98
Play low to low
23 6-2 A 10 9 8 x x
x x
3
2
74
96
Play low to low
24 5-3 A 10 x x x
9 x x
3
2
85
100
Play A then low to 9
Play low to 9 then low to low
25 5-3 A 8 7 x x
10 x x
3
2
71
98
Play 10 then low to low
26 4-4 A 10 9 8
x x x x
2 92 Play low to 10
27 8-1 A 10 9 x...x
x
7
6
41
95
Play low to x
28 7-2 A 10 9 x x x x
x x
6
5
41
95
Play low to 10 then play A
29 6-3 A 10 x x x x
9 x x
6
5
41
95
Play low to 10 then play A
30 5-4 A 10 x x x
9 x x x
4
3
41
95
Play low to 9 then play A

Index of Suit Combinations
 

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