Making a Defenders’ Plan

Making a Defenders’ Plan

ACBL, Hearts, Ch8. If one Defender is establishing a long suit, that Defender may not have enough entries to run the suit once it is established. While the second Defender still has cards in partner’s suit, the second Defender should win any trick possible, and return a card in the first Defender’s long suit. Second Defender should win even when such play is counterintuitive, such as not playing 2nd Hand Low. Winning in the short hand will accomplish two things — it will help establish the first Defender’s long suit, and it will preserve the first Defender’s entries. Continue reading Making a Defenders’ Plan