Learn Fake Moves
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is a movement made with the aim of deceiving an opponent. In other sports
(like basketball, soccer etc.) players use their eyes, head or any part of
the body to trick an opponent. In bridge sport you have to use your nerves
to trick an opponent. In this lesson I will tell you about
some fakes in bridge. If you learn and apply fakes, you will see how
helpful they are for surviving!
plays low and East plays
is the moment that you must show your fake: Play
hesitate to play in
order your fake to be convincing). Then
wait for East commits to
Running away is useless; a bear can always catch you. If you lay down as a dead body, you may save your life..
Here is another type of fake in bridge:
You can perform below fake if you are afraid that opponents will switch to another suit.
West leads 5, dummy
is the moment that you must show your fake: Win the trick with A
instead of winning with Q (fake!).
Then cross to dummy with
K and lead
K. West will win this trick.
If you won the first trick with Q, there is no doubt that West would switch to spades when he obtained lead with his K. Playing A in the first round was your fake.
Here is another example of a fake performed by Geir Helgemo at a World Bridge Championship (25th Oct 1997-Bulletin 6, p12):
(South) led a small spade to the 8. Without the slightest hesitation, Geir
took the King!
If Geir Helgemo had taken the first spade trick with the Jack, declarer would probably finess Geir for the king..
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