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Case Vi

Trumping your partner's trick to put the lead through the strong hand.


Ace of diamonds (turn-up),
Knave of diamonds,
10 of diamonds,
King of spades,

10 of clubs.


King, 8 of hearts, Ace of spades,
9, 8 of clubs, 7 of spades,
Queen of diamonds. Knave of hearts,
King, queen of clubs.


Ace, 10 of hearts,
Knave, 7 of clubs,
Queen of spades.

Score three-all. A adopts the trump.

_First Trick._--B leads the king of clubs, C follows with the seven of
clubs, D with the eight of clubs, and A with the ten of clubs.

_Second Trick._--B continues with the queen of clubs, C plays the knave,
D the nine, and A wins with the ten of diamonds.

_Third Trick._--A leads the king of spades, B covers with the ace, C
plays the queen, and D trumps, and wins with the queen of diamonds.

_Fourth Trick._--D leads the king of hearts, A ruffs with the ace, and
is euchred by B's left bower.

REMARKS.--C in the third trick perceived that his queen was useless,
unless used to trump his partner's trick and put the lead through A,
with the hope that his partner had the left and might be able to get it
in. The ace was turned up, and A could have no card _lower_ than the
queen, since he had ruffed fourth hand with the ten.

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