One maxim in the game of bridge is ‘Cover an honour with an honour!’ The five highest cards in bridge – ace, king, queen, jack, ten – are known as honours. If an honour is led, the common rule is to play a higher honour to cover that honour.
Sometimes a player will stubbornly refuse to part with a good honour, but by looking at the bigger picture you see that you are not wasting an honour, instead you are promoting a lower ranked card to potentially take a trick. Covering an honour with an honour can work brilliantly in most situations of play.
Honourable winners the past week were: Margaret Hawken and Jill Crisp on Tuesday; Suzie McNamara with Beth Thomas, and Jenny Freeman with Barbara Hughes on Thursday; Bev Laing and Anne Berkeley on Monday.
If you are interested in bridge, go to www.parkes.bridge-club.org or call Kevin Robinson 0429 621 712.