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Basic defensive signals again declarer runs a suit

#1 User is offline   Chamaco 

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Posted 2005-May-04, 02:26

Hi all,
I am curious to know which is the standard meaning in an UNDISCUSSED pship, in the following situation.

We are either in a notrump contract OR in a suit contract and trumps have been drawn.
Declarer (South) runs a long suit

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Is first discard count or suit preference ?
What about 2ndand later discards ?
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Posted 2005-May-04, 02:32

In a casual partnership I would tend to think that first card is count and the rest are random. With my regular pards I usually agree that first card is count and the rest is suit preference.

Though in this particular case (declarer has AKQ + lenght) there is a case to play suit preference from the beginning.
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Posted 2005-May-04, 02:38

whereagles, on May 4 2005, 08:32 AM, said:

In a casual partnership I would tend to think that first card is count and the rest are random. With my regular pards I usually agree that first card is count and the rest is suit preference.

Though in this particular case (declarer has AKQ + lenght) there is a case to play suit preference from the beginning.

Hi Nuno :-)

I totally agree that suit preference makes more sense here (what is count good for?).

I just wanted to verify IF giving suit preference from start can be assumed as standard in an undiscussed partnership, in this specific situation (solid suit). :-)
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