Congratulations with your certificate for LESSON 6. Ready for LESSON 7?
WHAT WILL WE LEARN IN THIS LESSON OF MINIBRIDGE?
WHAT IS A SEQUENCE?
If we only have Aces and Kings, than minibridge is very simple, but that is rarely so. We therefore need agreements to make many tricks. To learn our first playing technique, we first tell you what a sequence is.
First sort your cards by suit and within each suit from high to low. If you have three cards in a suit that directly follow each other, then you have a sequence. We only pay attention to sequences that have at least a Jack as the highest card.
Which sequences do we have?
A long sequence is better than a short one. A broken sequence is still a sequence, but not as strong.
The cards of a sequence have something special: they have same value. If you have ♥ KQJ, you could choose, because they are equally strong! We don't do this in minibridge. Below you can read why.
LEAD WITH THE TOP OF A SEQUENCE
In minibridge we have an important rule:
Lead with the highest card of a sequence!
Through that RULE we tell something to our partner:
Leading with a high card promises possession of the card just below it! !
An example for more clarity: you have ♥ KQJ. Leading with ♥ K promises ♥Q and you also deny ♥A, because otherwise you would have led with ♥A.
With this playing technique you force the opponent to go above your card. This can make the second card of your sequece the highest card in the remaining game.
REACTION OF PARTNER?
Your partner must help you as much as possible. How does he do that?
After leading with a high card, your partner will try, as soon as it is his turn, to lead with a low card in the same suit as the high card of his partner.
Below an example of such a collaboration.
The EW-team takes 4 tricks. If the EW-team don't use this rule, than the NS-team makes more tricks in spades.
If you want to practice this playing technique the highest of a sequence, then take that 24 cards (the spades and the hearts without ♥ 2 and ♠ 2). Give ♥ KQJ76 and ♠ 4 to West. East gets ♠ A. Divide the other cards so that each player gets 6 cards. West may lead!
THE MINIBRIDGE QUIZ
Answer the questions below. If you have all the questions correct, then you get the minibridge LESSON 7 certification and then you are ready for LESSON 8 of our minibridge course.
Here are the questions of our minibridge quiz.
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