Mustamaija problem 1

There are two players left in the game and clubs are trumps. It is your lead and your cards are clubA,3 spadeQ heart6,5. How do you play these cards?

Answer

It is important to play your small hearts last, otherwise your opponent will certainly beat them and leave you as the Black Maria. So you lead Black Maria first. Then you play the trumps and your opponent will have to pick up the ace at least. Lastly you play the hearts and win.