Main   Exercise 1E41 by Richard Pavlicek  

Planning the Play

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

1.
None Vul
S Q 6
H Q 8 5
D A 9 6 4
C Q 10 5 3
West

Pass
North

3 NT
East

All Pass
South
1 NT
Lead: S 7 Table
 
 
 
S A 4 3
H A K 6 4
D K 5 2
3 NT SouthC K J 6

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 spade do you play from dummy at trick one?

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

1 3 2 0 3 1 1 1 3 Q C

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2.
N-S Vul
S A Q J 10
H K 7 2
D 7 6 5 4
C K 2
West

Pass
Pass
North

1 S
3 NT
East

Pass
All Pass
South
1 D
1 NT
Lead: C 3 Table
 
 
 
S 7 6 5
H A 6 3
D A K J 10
3 NT SouthC J 6 5

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 club do you play from dummy at trick one?

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

1 2 2 0 4 3 0 2 1 2 S

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3.
E-W Vul
S Q 10 4
H 8 2
D A K 6 3
C K 7 6 3
West

Pass
All Pass
North

3 S
East

Pass
South
1 S
4 S
Lead: C Q Table
 
 
 
S A K J 9 8
H A 5 4 3
D 7 2
4 S SouthC 5 2

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 club do you play from dummy at trick one?

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

5 1 2 0 2 0 2 0 1 3 H

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© 1994 Richard Pavlicek