Look for finesse opportunities:
- Attempt a finesse whenever 8; never 9 cards in a suit.
- Consider whenever you hold the ace and another honor or two.
- Don’t forget Jacks and 10 cards can be finessed as well.
To finesse, lead a low card towards your Ace and spaces.
- Always finesse low first, this will give you the best opportunity to win two out of three tricks.
Pseudo-finessing, leading the queen towards the ace, is not recommended without strong follow-up support for your queen. It will usually take out two of your honors, to one of the opponents.