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Play that Suit!


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.
A J 9 3 2
Table
Q 7 6 5 4

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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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
North leads firstTable
Q 7 6 5

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

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

Lead the _____ and play the _____
then
Lead the _____

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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 7
North leads both timesTable
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 _____

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Answers

1.Q2

2.2A
4J

3.3K
4J

4.310
Q2

5.3J

6.2J
58

7.2Q
53

8.2A
7

9.3Q

10.2Q
39

11.102
9A

12.2K
3

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