Really Easy Defence - EBU
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|Despite the fact that half a players time at the bridge table is spent defending, many people find defence is the hardest part of the game|
When playing the hand as declarer, the two hands are visible to show exactly what goodies are available to make the contract. When defending, partners hand is hidden. Yet the defenders have to combine together to achieve their goal, which is "Get every contract one down!"
The first clue for the defence is the auction, what was bid, what did not happen. Opponents cannot arrive at the best contract without exchanging information - Learn how to tap into their conversation and use it to your advantage.
The defence have one big advantage - the opening lead.
Not only can a wise choice start the defence on the right track, the lead itself provides information to partner. Which suite? which card? Why those choices? They all tell partner a lot about the leaders hand, so make the lead tell.
This book covers:
It is not enough to have heard about signalling, you and your partner must be playing the same methods. Then, you can intercept partner's signal and decode it.
- When to encourage by playing a high card
- How and when to count the number of cards held
- the suit preference signal to direct the defence
It won't be too long before you achieve that aim, "Get every contract one down!"