Instructional Videos by Max Chauvet
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This is a tactical play where a defender is put on lead at a strategic moment, and then has to make a play that gives away a trick.
The first hand is a basic example. The second hand presents a complex challenge for advanced players.
When playing in a suit contract, managing the trump suit is the most important task.
The trumps give you control of the opponents’ long suits and also help you get the extra tricks you need.
Loser on loser play is a type of play where the declarer discards a loser card (the one that is bound to be given up anyway) on an opponent’s winner, instead of ruffing.
In the examples presented here, declarer applies this technique to
1. transfer the ruff to a “safer” suit.
2. set up a long side suit while keeping the safe opponent on lead