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Restricted Choice

As declarer, answer each question about the spade suit in the contract shown.
Played cards are underlined. Assume opponents follow suit low later.

1. 3 NTK 10 9
4TableJ
South leads7 6 3 2

Will you next lead to the king or the 10?

2. 3 NTQ J 9
5TableK
South leads8 7 3 2

Will you next lead to the queen or the nine?

3. 3 NTJ 5 4 3
7TableK
South leadsQ 9 2

Will you next lead to the queen or the nine?

Would you play the same if East won the ace?

4. 3 NTA 10 2
5TableJ
South leadsK 9 4 3

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

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5. 3 NTQ 9 3 2
KTable6
North leadsA J 8 4

Will you next cash the ace or the queen?

6. 3 NT2
KTable9
North leadsQ J 8 7 6 3

Will you next lead the queen or the eight?

7. 3 NTA J 5 4 3
7Table10
South leadsK 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 NTK 2
JTable3
North leadsA 9 8 7 6

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

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9. 4 SA 3 2
10Table6
North leadsQ 9 8 5 4

Will you next lead to the queen or the nine?

10. 4 S5 4 3 2
KTable6
North leadsA Q 10 9 8

Will you next lead to the ace or the 10?

11. 4 SA 7
JTable2
North leadsK Q 9 6 5 4

Could West logically hold three cards?

Will you next lead to the king or the nine?

12. 4 SA 5 4
QTable2
North leadsK 10 8 6 3

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

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