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Defense -- Second Hand Play


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You've heard many times, cover an honor (10, J, Q, or K) with an honor. But have you heard, if dummy has 2 honors, cover the second one played? However, if dummy has 2 honors and you also have 2 honors, cover the first one. If covering can't possibly promote anything, don't cover. 

Vul:
Dir:
♠ QJ9
♥ 
♦ 
♣ 
 
♠ 
♥ 
♦ 
♣ 
  ♠ K32
♥ 
♦ 
♣ 
  ♠ 
♥ 
♦ 
♣ 
 

Declarer calls for the dummy to play the Q♠. What do you play?

Your Choice:

K♠

2♠

Vul:
Dir:
♠ J104
♥ 
♦ 
♣ 
 
♠ 
♥ 
♦ 
♣ 
  ♠ K95
♥ 
♦ 
♣ 
  ♠ 
♥ 
♦ 
♣ 
 

Declarer asks dummy to play J♠ from board. What do you play?

Your Choice:

K♠

9♠

5♠

Vul:
Dir:
♠ J106
♥ 
♦ 
♣ 
 
♠ 
♥ 
♦ 
♣ 
  ♠ KQ97
♥ 
♦ 
♣ 
  ♠ 
♥ 
♦ 
♣ 
 

Declarer asks dummy to play J♠ from board. What do you play?

Your Choice:

♠Q

♠9

♠7

Vul:
Dir:
♠ A32
♥ 
♦ 
♣ 
 
♠ K54
♥ 
♦ 
♣ 
  ♠ 
♥ 
♦ 
♣ 
  ♠ Q
♥ 
♦ 
♣ 
 

Declarer plays the Q♠ from his hand. You're west, what should you play?

Your Choice:

K♠

4♠

Vul:
Dir:
♠ AK109
♥ 
♦ 
♣ 
 
♠ Q542
♥ 
♦ 
♣ 
  ♠ 
♥ 
♦ 
♣ 
  ♠ J
♥ 
♦ 
♣ 
 

Declarer plays the J♠ from his hand. What should you play?

Your Choice:

Q♠

4♠