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22.  If king, queen, ten, and two small trumps, begin with the king. See in No. 20.
23.  If the queen, knave, and three small trumps, begin with a small one. See in No. 13.
24.  If queen, knave, nine, and two small trumps, begin with the queen. See in No. 15.
25.  If knave, ten, and three small trumps, begin with a small one. See in No. 13.
26.  If knave, ten, eight, and two small trumps, begin with the knave, because in two rounds pro­bably the nine falls ; or upon the return of trumps from your partner, you may finesse the eight.
27.  If five trumps of a lower denomination, begin with the lowest, unless you have a sequence of ten, nine, and eight; in that case begin with the highest.
28.  If ace, king, and two small trumps, begin with a small one. See in No. 13.
29.  If ace, king, knave, and one small trump, begin with the king. See in No. 20.
30.  If king, queen, and two small trumps, be­gin with a small one. See in No. 13.
31.  If king, queen, ten, and one small trump, begin with the king, and wait the return of trumps from your partner, when finesse the ten, in order to win the knave.
32.  If queen, knave, nine, and one small trump, begin with the queen, in order to prevent the ten from making a trick.
33.  If knave, ten, and two small trumps, begin with a small one. See in No. 13.
34.  If knave, ten, eight, and one small trump, begin with the knave, to prevent the nine from making a trick.
35.  If ten, nine, eight, and one small trump, begin with the ten, which leaves it in your part­ner's discretion whether he will pass it or not.
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