This weekend (7/8 October 2017) on BBO: JDonn’s lecture on Saturday at 11AM US Eastern Time (5PM Central European Time) Win Fred and Jeff’s new book, with an autograph from Fred: Fred Gitelman and Jeff Rubens have published a new book: Playing Suit Combinations. You can win an autographed copy by doing well this weekend in ACBL tourneys on BBO, or, if you are not an ACBL tourney player, by leaving an interesting suit combo in the comments. ACBL contest: Top 5 players who win the most ACBL masterpoints on BBO this Saturday and Sunday win an autographed book each. Suit combo contest: If you are not an ACBL tourney player you have a chance to win an autographed copy, by posting an interesting suit combo in the comments section below. Explain how you played it, or what makes it interesting. 3 winners will be chosen. Comments will be judged by Fred and can be presented in any format, but must be visible or linked from the comments.

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These are two comments, just posted:
(2 hours ago) Eli Horn said: Many players know the “eight ever, nine never” rule. With 9 cards lacking the Q you play for the drop. How do you play AJ9XX opposite KTXX? With no additional information from bidding or defence, I play the J and cover with K and then play the T and cover with the A. It’s amazing to see how many players, applying the “cover honour with an honour” rule are tempted to place the Q from a QXX. Enjoy it!
(4 hours ago) Alex Kolesnik said: One of my favorites is AJ9xx opposite 3 small, where the standard approach is to first lead to the 9 and then finesse the jack, hoping for KTx or QTx onside. But the standard play for a defender with that holding is to play their honor on the first play of the suit. So this creates a very interesting scenario for the declarer if the king or queen is played on the first round of the suit. How often (and against what caliber player) will an honor be played from KQx, and how often from honor ten third?