Main   Exercise 4A53 by Richard Pavlicek  

Play that Suit!

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. A J 4 3 2
TableSouth showed 5
Q 9 8 6 5

Lead the and play the

2. A 6 5 4
South leads firstTable
Q J 3 2

Lead the and play the then

Lead the and play the

3. A K J 2
South leadsTable
10 4 3

Lead the and play the then

Lead the and play the

4. A J 10 8 2
Table
Q 4 3

Lead the and play the then

Lead the and play the

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5. A K 5 4 3
Table
J 2

Lead the and play the

6. J 6 5
Table
10 8 3 2

Lead the and play the then

Lead the and play the

7. K 4 3 2
TableEast has ace
Q 7 6 5

Lead the and play the then

Lead the and play the

8. A 8 4 3 2
South leadsTable
Q 10 9 7

Lead the and play the then

Lead the and play the

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9. Q 2
Table
A 10 5 4 3

Lead the and play the

10. K Q 10 9
Table
4 3 2

Lead the and play the then

Lead the and play the

11. 10 9 8 6
North leads bothTable
A K 3 2

Lead the and play the then

Lead the and play the

12. Q 9 3 2
Table
K J 4

Lead the and play the then

Lead the and play the

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