The Three Spade Bid

The declaration of three Spades by the Dealer is a very recent idea and

is also most informatory. It says: "Partner, I am anxious to have

Royals the Trump, but I cannot make that declaration now, as I have not

the requisite high cards. I probably have not the Ace of Spades, and

the chances are that I am without the King also. Either because the

balance of my hand is so strong that I fear I will be left in with one

Spade, or for some other reason, I do not wish to open with the

defensive declaration and wait for a later round to show strength. You

can count on me for five or more (probably more) Spades and other


[6] See page 90, as to how the partner should treat this


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