Online School of Bridge: Lesson 038 - Play Hand 4
Managing to Play Safe

[playhand]AK8.AJ2.T972.A95 952.64.AQJ43.K76 JT73.Q97.K6.QJT3 Q64.KT853.85.842,4[/playhand]
[auctioncomments]]|1||2||3||4| Balanced hand with 16 points. |5||6||7||8| Nothing  more to say. [/auctioncomments]
[cardplay] [/cardplay]
[cardplaycomments]|1|If you win the first heart trick, take the diamond finesse and it loses, your !hJ is not protected, and you won't win any hearts. You need West to lead hearts, not East. So duck the trick until the third round.[/cardplaycomments]