Sunday, May 15, 2011

Tips for Improving Your Game (cont.)

This week we will look at declarer play in a No Trump contract. First, pause to count your sure tricks. These are tricks you can take without losing the lead. If you don't have enough sure tricks to make your contract, decide which suit offers the best chance of creating more winners. Attack that suit first. Give up the tricks you have to lose early in the play. Count the cards in that suit. When you have developed the necessary tricks, play the winners in that suit. Last, cash honors in your short suits.

Tags: Declarer play, No Trump, contract