Basic defensive signals


The Suit Preference Signal is used when both sides of the partnership know that the suit being led will not be returned.

The Rules

How do we use the signal?

  1. When we play a high card, we are telling partner that we prefer the higher ranking suit in dummy.
  2. When we play a low card, we are telling partner we prefer the lower ranking suit in dummy.

When do we use Suit Preference?  

  1. Only when both of us know the suit, being led currently, will not be returned.


Take a Look at the Video ---->>

for examples of each of these signals.

And Take the Defense Quiz Below;

ATTITUDE SIGNALS

Watch the example hands from our Wednesday Game Below

5 Examples From hands 11 - 20

SUIT PREFERENCE

4 Examples From hands 1 - 10

Signals Video

The Attitude Signal is used to share information between the partnership during the defense of a Bridge hand.  As defenders, the order in which we play our lower cards in a suit will tell partner something useful about our hand.

The Rules

How do we use the signal?

  1. When we play a high card, we are telling our partner that we like the suit being played.
  2. When we play a low card, we are telling partner we don't like the suit being played.

When do we use an Attitude Signal?  

  1. When Partner leads an Honor.
  2. When we are discarding (Especially the 1st Discard)