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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.
Suit Combinations - Suit Combinations
Ruffing - Trumping in the short hand.
Finesse - Learn about the finesse in bridge

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