After counting your winners and the opposition have led to the first trick, take the time to ask "which is the best order to play the suits?"
How can I decide what order to play my suits in?
Decide which suit offers the greatest number of potential
A round of 4 cards where each player contributes 1 card. There are 13 tricks in a game of bridge
and lead it first. In most cases, this will be the
longest suit between Dummy and Declarer. While you have control be prepared to give the opponents their rightful tricks in your long suit if you can set up tricks for yourself by
doing so. Your decision should usually be controlled by the holdings you have in the suits contained between yours and dummy's hand, also affecting your choice is whether you are in a Suit or a
A bid to play a hand without a trump suit where the highest card played to the suit first led to the trick - wins. This bid is peculiar to Bridge
No Trump Contracts
Start playing the suit which helps you to win as many tricks as possible, this is usually the suit in which you and dummy hold the largest number of cards. So, count the combined cards in each suit and generally the suit with the most cards is the one you should start with.
If you have a suit with certain losers but you have a long holding, you should try to lose your losers; forcing out the opponents' high cards in that suit (trick promotion) before you lose control (with your stoppers) in your side suits.
Another word for trump a way to win a trick and it means to play a trump card on a trick when that player has run out of the suit which was led.
If trumps were the suit led then following suit and playing a trump card is not 'ruffing' its following suit
losers in other suits first in order to develop additional winning tricks you should begin by drawing the
The suit of cards with the highest ranking over the other suits in a particular hand
Usage - A card in the trump suit whose trick-taking power is greater than any other suit card.
In bridge the trump suit is determined by highest bid that wins the contract (sometimes called ‘auction’). Trump cards are a set of one or more cards in the deck that, when played, are of higher value than the suit led. If a trick contains any trump cards, it is won by the highest-value trump card played, not the highest-value card of the suit led. There are four suits possible Spades, Hearts, Diamonds and Clubs. It is also possible to play in No-trumps where the is no trump suit and the highest card of the suit first led in each round wins.
. This is a suggestion not a hard and fast rule. If your quick tricks count shows that you have enough for the contract, then you should
Drawing - refers to the process of leading a suit multiple times in order to deplete the opposition holdings in that suit - in other words its to draw out their cards in that suit.
the term refers to to either the trumps or to side suits
the trump suit first. This is the best way for avoiding a ruff (trump by the opposition).
Exercise: The contract is 3NT - Which Suit do you need to start developing while you still have controls in the other suits?
Answer: Your heart suit. you need to develop an extra trick as you only have 8 tricks in total after all the aces have been played. So your longest suit and first choice should be hearts which you will hopefully if the cards are distributed 3-3 or 4-2 have to lose only one trick and then get your ace of clubs out while you still have stoppers (controls) in diamonds