Main   Exercise 4A41 by Richard Pavlicek  

Finessing Field Day

What is usually the best play of each suit holding at notrump? You may lead from either hand
unless stated otherwise. Assume second hand (West or East) follows with the lowest card.

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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5. 10 9 8 2
Table
A Q 7 6 3

Lead the and play the

6. A K 10 6
South leads bothTable
9 3 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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9. 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 5
Table
9 8 7 4 3

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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© 1994 Richard Pavlicek