These terms are used in contract bridge, using duplicate or rubber scoring. Some of them are also used in whist, bid whist, the obsolete game auction bridge, and other trick-taking games. This glossary supplements the Glossary of card game terms.
|? K Q 5 4|
|? A 7 6 2||W N? S? E||? J 10 9 3|
Often abbreviated as DAB. A cuebid of opponent's suit below 3NT, showing a partial stop in that suit and requesting partner to bid notrump with a holding such as Qx or Jxx. Common in the UK, less so elsewhere.
|? Q 8|
|? J 5||W N? S? E||? K 3|
|? A 10|
|Irrelevant||W N? S? E||?K76|
|?K76||W N? S? E||Irrelevant|
In the first hand, finesse the ?10, not the ?Q. Similarly in the second, lead the ?2 and when West follows with the ?9, it is best to finesse the ?10. When one of the missing honors is the 10 the rule will not apply, as one does not normally finesse for a 10 on the first round.