Intermediate and newcomer players - sharpen your game with this series of tutorials. You can browse the index by topic, or read them in order. Learn even more at ACBL's Learn page.
This week you are West, defending 3♠. You must make three good plays in order to beat this contract. Are you up to the challenge?
West North East South
Pass 1NT 2♥ 2♠
Pass Pass 3♣ 3♠
Pass Pass Pass
You lead the ♥J which holds the trick, Partner playing the Ten. Partner wins the second Heart trick with the Eight, and then plays a high Heart. Declarer ruffs this with the Nine and itís time for you to make your first good play.