return of the suit, you will probably make two tricks in it.
6. Having king, queen, and small cards, play a small card, if strong in trumps, but the queen, if weak in them. For strength in trumps warrants playing a backward game, and it is always advantageous to keep back your adversaries' suit.
7. If you hold a sequence to your highest card in the suit, play the lowest of it. For by this means your partner is informed of your strength.
8. Having queen, knave, and small ones, play the knave. Because you will probably secure a trick.
9. Having queen, ten, and small ones, play a small one. For your partner has an equal chance to win.
10. Having either ace, king, queen, or knave, with small cards, play a small one. For your partner has an equal chance to win the trick.
11. Having either ace, king, queen, or knave, with one small card only, play the small one. For otherwise, the adversary will finesse upon you.
12. If a queen be led, and you hold the king, put that on. For if your partner hold the ace, you do no harm ; and if the king be taken, the adversaries have played two honours to one.
13. If a knave be led, and you hold the queen, put it on. For, at the worst, you bring down two honours for one.
14. If a king be led, and you hold ace, knave, and small ones, play the ace. For it cannot do the adversaries a greater injury.
1. Having ace and king, play the ace and return the king. Because you should not keep the command of your partner's strong suit.