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Restricted Choice


As declarer, with adequate entries to either hand, answer each question about the spade suit in the contract shown. Played cards, if any, are underlined (lead is bold underlined).

1. 3 NT South South leads

K 10 9
4TableJ
7 6 3 2

Will you next lead to the king or the 10? _____

2. 3 NT South South leads

Q J 9
5TableK
8 7 3 2

Will you next lead to the queen or the nine? _____

3. 3 NT South South leads

J 5 4 3
7TableK
Q 9 2

Will you next lead to the queen or the nine? _____

Would you play the same if East won the ace? _____

4. 3 NT South South leads

A 10 2
5TableJ
K 9 4 3

You next win the ace and lead the two. Will you play the king or nine? _____

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Q 9 3 2
KTable6
A J 8 4

Will you next cash the ace or the queen? _____

6. 3 NT South North leads

2
KTable9
Q J 8 7 6 3

Will you next lead the queen or the eight? _____

7. 3 NT South South leads

A J 5 4 3
7Table10
K 6 2

Will you next lead to the ace or the jack? _____

Would you play the same if the 10 did not drop? _____

8. 3 NT South North leads

K 2
JTable3
A 9 8 7 6

You need 4 tricks. Will you next lead to the ace or the nine? _____

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A 3 2
10Table6
Q 9 8 5 4

Will you next lead to the queen or the nine? _____

10. 4 S South North leads

5 4 3 2
KTable6
A Q 10 9 8

Will you next lead to the ace or the 10? _____

11. 4 S South North leads

A 7
JTable2
K Q 9 6 5 4

Could West logically hold three cards? _____

Will you next lead to the king or the nine? _____

12. 4 S South North leads

A 5 4
QTable2
K 10 8 6 3

Will you next lead to the king, finesse the 10 or finesse the eight? _____

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Answers

1.10

2.Q

3.9
Yes

4.K

5.A

6.Q

7.J
Yes

8.A

9.9

10.A

11.Yes
K

12.8

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