Exercise 4B29 Main |
| by Richard Pavlicek |

As declarer, answer each question about the spade suit in the contract shown.

Assume adequate entries to lead from either hand as needed.

1. 3 NT | 4 3 |

A K J 10 |

What is the chance (%) to win four tricks?

Will you win ace first?

2. 3 NT | K 10 9 |

4 3 2 |

What is the chance (%) to win one trick?

Will you finesse 10-9?

3. 3 NT | J 3 |

A K 4 2 |

What is the chance (%) to win three tricks?

Which card do you lead?

4. 3 NT | 10 9 |

A K 5 4 3 2 |

What is the chance (%) to win six tricks?

to win five tricks?

Top What’s the Chance? |

5. 3 NT | K 6 |

A 5 4 3 2 |

What is the chance (%) to win four tricks?

at least three tricks?

6. 3 NT | A Q 4 3 2 |

5 |

What is the chance (%) to win three tricks?

at least two tricks?

7. 3 NT | Q 3 2 |

A 6 5 4 |

What is the chance (%) to win three tricks?

at least two tricks?

8. 3 NT | Q 9 8 5 4 |

You win the ace | |

A 3 2 |

Will you finesse the nine if East drops the 10?

if East drops the jack?

Top What’s the Chance? |

9. 4 | 3 2 |

A 9 8 7 6 5 4 |

What is the chance (%) to win six tricks?

at least five tricks?

10. 4 | K 10 8 7 6 |

Q 5 4 3 2 |

What is the chance (%) to win four tricks?

Which card do you lead?

11. 4 | A 3 2 |

You win the ace | |

K 10 7 6 5 4 |

Will you finesse the 10 if West drops the jack?

if West drops the queen?

12. 4 | A 2 |

You win the ace | |

K Q 9 8 4 3 |

Will you finesse the nine if West drops the 10?

if West drops the jack?

Top What’s the Chance? |

© 1996 Richard Pavlicek