Developing Defensive Signals

Developing Defensive Signals

ACBL, Hearts, Ch6. Defenders should never allow Declarer to win the last trick or tricks in a suit developed by Defenders. As Will Rogers might say, if the last trick isn’t a winner for Defenders, then Defenders shouldn’t “buy” it. Instead, Defenders duck one or more of the previous tricks so that Declarer “buys” or wins the early tricks. Defenders lose tricks early if necessary to maintain entry to their long hand. Once the tricks are established, Defenders can run them (“buy” them in our analogy). Continue reading Developing Defensive Signals