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Planning the Play


As South, you are declarer. Answer each question about the play.

1. 3 NT South

S Q 6
H Q 8 5
D A 9 6 4
C Q 10 5 3
Lead: S 7Table
S A 4 3
H A K 6 4
D K 5 2
C K J 6
None Vul

West

Pass
North

3 NT
East

All Pass
South
1 NT

How many top tricks do you have in spades? _____

…in hearts? _____

…in diamonds? _____

…in clubs? _____

How many additional tricks do you need to make your contract? _____

How many additional tricks are possible in spades? _____

…in hearts? _____

…in diamonds? _____

…in clubs? _____

Which card do you play from dummy at trick one? _____

Which suit do you plan to work on first to obtain additional tricks? _____

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S A Q J 10
H K 7 2
D 7 6 5 4
C K 2
Lead: C 3Table
S 7 6 5
H A 6 3
D A K J 10
C J 6 5
N-S Vul

West

Pass
Pass
North

1 S
3 NT
East

Pass
All Pass
South
1 D
1 NT

How many top tricks do you have in spades? _____

…in hearts? _____

…in diamonds? _____

…in clubs? _____

How many additional tricks do you need to make your contract? _____

How many additional tricks are possible in spades? _____

…in hearts? _____

…in diamonds? _____

…in clubs? _____

Which card do you play from dummy at trick one? _____

Which suit do you plan to work on first to obtain additional tricks? _____

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S Q 10 4
H 8 2
D A K 6 3
C K 7 6 3
Lead: C QTable
S A K J 9 8
H A 5 4 3
D 7 2
C 5 2
E-W Vul

West

Pass
All Pass
North

3 S
East

Pass
South
1 S
4 S

How many top tricks do you have in spades? _____

…in hearts? _____

…in diamonds? _____

…in clubs? _____

How many additional tricks do you need to make your contract? _____

How many additional tricks are possible in spades? _____

…in hearts? _____

…in diamonds? _____

…in clubs? _____

Which card do you play from dummy at trick one? _____

Which suit do you plan to work on first to obtain additional tricks? _____

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Answers

1.1
3
2
0
3
1
1
1
3
S Q
Club

2.1
2
2
0
4
3
0
2
1
C 2
Spade

3.5
1
2
0
2
0
2
0
1
C 3
Heart

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