BMB-LOGO-HEADER-250
bmb-club-white-30

Week 0171 : 2nd October 2023

Search
Help

HELD

An abbreviation for a popular discard method, High Encouraging Low Discouraging. Similar terms are ‘natural discards’ and ‘rubber bridge discards’.

Here is an example:

Suppose you lead the K, losing to the A. On the second round of spades, you can discard a high diamond, the nine, to encourage diamonds, or a low club, the three, to discourage clubs.

Either discard should persuade partner to look for an entry in your hand in diamonds rather than clubs.

Back to Glossary