should lead a club and ruff it. If either player has all of the
missing trumps, you need to win tricks with your small trumps
whenever possible. This is a perfect opportunity to win your
At trick 3, you lay
Sure enough, West shows out. East (in front of you) has the
missing trumps, which beats the heck out of finding all five
trumps with West (behind you).
You are actually
sitting pretty. Cash the
and cross to dummy with the
and ruff with your
You have now won six tricks.
The stage is now
set. Exit with a spade or a diamond. The defenders are welcome
to take their three tricks in those suits.
At this point, the
only relevant suit is hearts. Here are the remaining trumps:
10 8 7 6
Q J 9
© 2004 - Marty Bergen