A finesse is a technique which enable a player to win a trick when an opponent is holding a stronger card.
I read several articles about finesse in contract Bridge, and I interested, What are the best finesses to use in Spades?
I see 2.5 major differences between Bridge and Spades that may prevent some of the finesses:
There is no Dummy player with an open hand,
There is only one round of bidding, thus players have less information about other hands,
- Signal scheme are much more common in Bridge than in Spades.
The theory of Bridge describes many types of finesses:
- Basic finesse
- Double finesse
- High card finesse
- Two way finesse
- Deep finesse (defenders have 3 cards higher)
- Secondary finesse
- Repeat finesse
- Entry retention finesse
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