Defense -- 3rd Hand Play
In this instructional article on defense, our partner will be leading to the trick (either the opening lead at trick one, or any trick later in the hand). It won't matter if it is a suit contract or notrump.
The old saying for defense is: "Second Hand Low, Third Hand High." In general, when playing third to the trick (on defense) play high. That covers more than half the battle, but unfortunately, th