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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"

7 High Card Point held by opponents - The Ace and King
 
Case Decl.
Num.
Cards
Partnership
Holding
Need % Remarks
1 4-1 Q J 10 x
x
2 7 Finesse A K
2 4-1 Q J 8 7
x
2
1
.6
44
Finesse 10 9, or finesse A K
3 4-1 Q 10 9 x
x
2
1
.6
35
Finesse A K
4 4-1 Q 10 8 7
x
2
1
.3
14
Finesse A K
5 4-1 Q J 9 8
x
2 11 Finesse 10
6 4-1 Q J 9 x
x
2
1
1
57
Finesse 10
7 3-2 Q J 9
x x
1 78 Finesse A K then finesse 10
8 3-2 Q 10 9
x x
1 50 Finesse J
9 3-2 Q 9 x
x x
1 24 Finesse A K then low to low
10 3-2 Q x x
J x
1 48 Play low to J then low to Q
11 3-2 Q x x
10 x
1 24 Finesse A K then low to low
12 4-1 Q J 10 8
x
2 51 Finesse 9
13 4-1 Q 10 9 x
x
2
1
.6
35
Finesse A K
14 4-1 Q x x x
x
1 6 Finesse A K
15 4-2 Q J 9 8
x x
2 51 Finesse 10
16 4-2 Q J 8 x
x x
2
1
7
85
Finesse 10 9
17 4-2 Q x x x
J 9
2
1
32
97
Finesse 10
18 4-2 Q x x x
10 x
1 24 Play 10 to Q
19 3-3 Q J 9
x x x
1 79 Finesse A K
20 3-3 Q 10 x
x x x
1 38 Finesse J
21 3-3 Q 9 x
J x x
1 64 Play low to J then low to Q
22 5-2 Q J 10 x x
x x
3
2
60
92
Finesse A K repeatedly
23 5-2 Q J 9 x x
x x
3
2
1
38
80
96
Finesse A K repeatedly
Finesse 10
Either of the above
24 5-2 Q J x x x
9 x
3
2
1
30
74
99
Finesse A K then play J
Finesse 10 then finesse A K
Finesse 10 then finesse A K
25 4-3 Q J 10 x
x x x
2 83 Finesse A K repeatedy
26 4-3 Q J 9 x
x x x
2
1
52
91
Finesse A K repeatedy
27 4-3 Q 10 9 x
x x x
2
1
42
91
Finesse J repeatedly
28 4-3 Q 9 8 x
x x x
2
1
7
76
Finesse A K then low to low
29 4-3 Q x x x
J 9 x
2
1
32
97
Finesse 10 then play low to J
30 4-3 Q x x x
J x x
2
1
16
88
Finesse A K towards either Q or J then play to honor
Play low to low then low to J
31 6-2 Q J 10 x x x
x x
4
3
82
98
Finesse A K repeatedly
32 6-2 Q J 9 x x x
x x
4
3
2
64
93
98
Finesse A K then low to low
Finesse 10 then finesse A K
Either of the above
33 6-2 Q J x x x x
x x
4
3
2
54
88
98
Finesse A K then low to low
34 5-3 Q J 10 x x
x x x
3
2
88
98
Finesse A K then play J
35 5-3 Q J 9 x x
x x x
3
2
72
95
Finesse A K repeatedly
36 5-3 Q J x x x
x x x
3
2
1
63
90
98
Finesse A K repeatedly
37 5-3 Q 10 9 x x
x x x
3
2
1
49
92
98
Finesse J then low to Q
38 5-3 Q 9 8 x x
x x x
3
2
14
90
Finesse A K
Play low to low then low to Q
39 5-3 Q 10 9 x x
J x x
3 96 Play 10 then play 9
40 5-3 Q x x x x
J 9 x
3
2
50
98
Play low to J then low to Q
Play low to 9 then low to J
41 5-3 Q J 10 x
x x x x
2 90 Play low to Q
42 5-3 Q J x x
x x x x
2
1
65
90
Finesse A K repeatedly
43 5-3 Q 10 9 8
x x x x
2 53 Finesse J
44 5-3 Q 10 x x
x x x x
2
1
35
84
Finesse J then finesse A K
45 4-4 Q 9 8 7
J x x x
2 66 Play low to J then low to Q or vice versa
47 4-4 Q 9 x x
J x x x
2
1
64
100
Play low to J then low to Q
Play low to Q then low to J
48 4-4 Q x x x
J x x x
2
1
37
100
Play low to Q then low to J, or vice versa
Play low to low then low to J
49 7-2 Q J 9 x x x x
x x
5
4
84
95
Play low to Q then low to low
50 7-2 Q x x x x x x
J x
5 78 Play low to J then low to low
51 6-3 Q J 10 x x
8 x x
3 90 Play low to Q then J to low
52 5-4 Q J 8 x x
10 x x x
3 95 Play 10 then low to low
53 5-4 Q J x x x
x x x x
3
2
83
95
Play low to Q then low to low
54 5-4 Q 9 x x x
J x x x
3 83 Play low to low or 9 or J
55 5-4 Q x x x x
J x x x
3 78 Play low to Q then low to J, or vice versa
56 3-2 K 10 9
x x
1 78 Play low to 9 then low to King
57 3-2 K 10 x
x x
1 63 Play low to 9 then low to King
58 4-2 K 10 9 8
x x
2 50 Play low to 8 then low to 10
59 3-3 K 10 9
x x x
1 79 Play low to 9 then low to King
60 4-3 K 10 9 8
x x x
2 76 Play low to 8 then low to 9
61 4-3 K 10 9 x
x x x
2
1
61
93
Play low to 9 then low to 10
62 4-3 K 10 x x
x x x
2
1
32
79
Play low to 10 then low to King
63 4-3 K 9 8 7
x x x
2
1
18
95
Play low to low then low to King
Play low to low then low to low
64 4-3 K x x x
x x x
2
1
18
77
Play low to low then low to King
Play low to low then low to low
65 5-3 K 10 9 x x
x x x
3
2
75
95
Play low to low then low to low
66 5-3 K 10 x x x
9 x x
3
2
67
98
Play low to 10 then low to low in long suit
Play low to 10 then low to 9 in short suit
67 4-4 K 10 9 8
x x x x
2 83 Play low to low then low to low
68 4-4 K 10 x x
x x x x
2
1
52
86
Play low to low then low to low
69 4-4 K x x x
x x x x
2
1
34
86
Play low to low then low to King
70 6-3 K 10 9 x x x
x x x
5
4
3
20
89
95
Low to King
Low to 10
Either of the above
71 6-3 K 10 x x x x
x x x
5
4
3
20
89
95
Low to King
Low to 10
Either of the above
72 6-3 K 8 x x x x
x x x
5
4
3
20
71
95
Low to King
Low to 10
Either of the above
73 6-3 K x x x x x
10 x x
5
4
3
20
78
100
Low to King
Low to short side covering if possible
Either of above
74 6-3 K x x x x x
x x x
5
4
3
20
72
95
Low to King
Low to short side covering if possible
Either of above
75 5-4 K 9 x x x
x x x x
4
3
2
20
72
95
Low to King
Low to low
Either of the above
76 5-4 K x x x x
10 x x x
4
3
20
78
Low to King
Low to low
           
           

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