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What is a trump suit?
Trump SuitsIn the auction (bidding) if the final or highest bid is in either clubs, diamonds hearts or spades, that suit becomes the trump suit for the duration of that game. The contract can then be referred to as a suit contract.
When the highest bid is not a suitIf the highest bid is 'No Trump', then the contract is a No Trump contract, this is covered in the next lesson
When to ruff using a trump cardWhen you are playing to a card led by another player if your hand has cards in that suit, you must follow suit (not doing so involves strict penalties in a Bridge Club). If you have no cards left in the suit led then you should, if you can, play a trump card which will win the trick unless a subsequent player plays a trump card of higher value. This means that, for the duration of the game (thirteen tricks) that playing any card in the trump suit when others have played cards from different suits will win the trick.
Playing against the 60SecondBridge computerThe 60SecondBridge game engine will not let you play a trump card if you still hold cards in the suit led to the current trick.
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