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Discarding trump 10

PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 9:36 am
by Mike Tobias

Re: Discarding trump 10

PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 1:25 pm
by John McLeod
I think RH was at fault here - I can't remember who it was. Leading the C10 must be a mistake. It gains in two cases:
1. if MH is void in clubs AND FH has put the 9 and 8 of clubs in the skat, keeping the ace alone
2. if MH has the ace and FH has kept just one small club
but both of these seem much less likely than the actual position where FH just wins the ace and MH follows.
If MH is void and FH has kept one or two clubs along with the ace, then RH may as well lead the CK first. If FH plays the ace, MH can ruff and RH should make a trick with the 10 later. If FH plays low on the king, MH discards a 10 and RH can lead the C10 next for a ruff.