Practical Bridge; A Complete and Thorough Course of Instruction in the Game, with Over 100 Illustrative Hands

Practical Bridge; A Complete and Thorough Course of Instruction in the Game, with Over 100 Illustrative Hands

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ... 9. 4. Which are known as doubtful cards? The 8, 7, 6. 5. How may you determine whether your partner's lead was from a short suit? If you can see four cards above an 8, five cards above a 7, six cards above a 6, the lead is short. This is known as the Rule of Twelve. Any card below a 5 is difficult to mark as a short lead. 6. When your partner's lead indicates a short suit, should you return it? Yes, usually. 7. When should you not return your partner's short suit lead? 1st--When the adversary's long suit is evidently established and you cannot stop the trump lead; then you must attempt to save the game by making such high cards as you may hold, or by leading up to Dummy's weakness. 2d--When you hold a sure trick in the suit if it is again led by your partner or by the adversary. 8. When should you return your partner's fourth best lead? 1st---When you hold but two cards of the suit and wish to ruff the third round. 2d--When Dummy is generally strong but contains no honours in your partner's suit. 9. When should you not return your partner's long suit lead? 1st--When you hold an Ace King suit, 2d--When a return will establish a ruff for the adversary. 3d--When Dummy offers an advantageous lead up to weakness. 10. Should you sacrifice a high card to your partner's short lead? No, if you cannot win the trick, guard any protection you may hold. Your partner warns you that he has no strength in the suit. 11. Should you play a King to your partner's short lead when the Ace is neither in your hand nor in the Dummy? No, the King may later take a trick while, by playing it, you might completely establish the suit for the Dealer. 12. What is an Echo? The play of first a high card and then a lower card. 13. Of what use is the Echo? It is a method...
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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236952928
  • 9781236952929