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Finessing Field Day


What is usually the best play of each card combination at notrump? You may lead from either hand unless stated otherwise. Assume East or West plays a low card as second hand.

1.
K J 2
Table
10 8 4 3

Lead the _____ and play the _____

2.
Q 2
North leads firstTable
A K 10 9 3

Lead the _____ and play the _____
then
Lead the _____ and play the _____

3.
A K 10 8 7
South leads firstTable
J 3 2

Lead the _____ and play the _____
then
Lead the _____ and play the _____

4.
Q 10 9 2
North leads firstTable
A 8 7 6 5

Lead the _____ and play the _____
then
Lead the _____ and play the _____

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10 9 8 2
Table
A Q 7 6 3

Lead the _____ and play the _____

6.
A K 10 3
South leads secondTable
9 6 2

Lead the _____ and play the _____
then
Lead the _____ and play the _____

7.
K Q 3 2
North leads firstTable
A 10 5 4

Lead the _____ and play the _____
then
Lead the _____ and play the _____

8.
Q 4 3 2
Table
A J 6 5

Lead the _____ and play the _____
then
Lead the _____ and play the _____

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A 10 8 2
Table
Q 9 3

Lead the _____ and play the _____

10.
10 4 3 2
Table
K 9 6 5

Lead the _____ and play the _____
then
Lead the _____ and play the _____

11.
A J 8
Table
9 5 4 3 2

Lead the _____ and play the _____
then
Lead the _____ and play the _____

12.
4 3 2
Table
J 10 8 5

Lead the _____ and play the _____
then
Lead the _____ and play the _____

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Answers

1.3J

2.Q3
2K

3.2K
J7

4.10A
5Q

5.10Q

6.210
6A

7.K4
Q5

8.2J
A3

9.Q2

10.29
3K

11.28
3J

12.210
38

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