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Declarer play in bridge

When you are learning how to play bridge it can be tempting to grab all your quick tricks as soon as possible but you also need to find a way to win extra tricks, not just your obvious winners.

Establishing a long suit is an easy way to win extra tricks. Choose the suit you have most of between your hand and dummy then just keep playing it!

In this surprising hand, South is declarer in a contract of 3NT and must play clubs at every opportunity in order to establish a 9th trick.

establishing a suit

Related Lessons

Drawing trumps - If you're playing in a suit contract then at some point you're going to need to start playing the trump suit.
Ruffing - Trumping in the short hand.
Finesse - Learn about the finesse in bridge

Related Hands

Easy to bid 3NT -
Can you make 12 tricks? - Play well, enjoy your bridge, don't look at the score.
Finesses Working - Play well, enjoy your bridge, don't look at the score.
Happy Bridge - Play well, enjoy your bridge, don't look at the score.

Comments

ktrafferty
Great information. Hope I can remember it when I go to the club.
jacquelineAstaphan
My sentiments exactly ktrafferty
Debra
Debra says:
When you play on this site should you be looking for a high score or a high percentage?
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