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Odds and Ends


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

N-S leads

Q 5
Table
A 8 3

What is percent chance to win two tricks? _____

Which card do you lead? _____

2. 3 NT South

North leads

4 3 2
Table5
A Q 10

What is percent chance to win three tricks? _____

at least two tricks? _____

3. 3 NT South

South leads

K J 5
8Table
4 3 2

What is percent chance to win two tricks? _____

at least one trick? _____

4. 3 NT South

N-S leads

A K Q 6 5
Table
4 3

What is percent chance to win five tricks? _____

at least four tricks? _____

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N-S leads

3
Table
A K Q 6 5

What is percent chance to win five tricks? _____

to win four tricks? _____

6. 3 NT South

N-S leads

A K Q 4 3
Table
6 5 2

What is percent chance to win five tricks? _____

at least four tricks? _____

7. 3 NT South

South leads

A Q J 5
6Table
4 3 2

What is percent chance to win four tricks? _____

at least three tricks? _____

8. 3 NT South

South leads

Q 9 5 3
Table
A 6 4 2

Do you lead the A or 2? _____

If East plays the 10, will you finesse the 9? _____

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N-S leads

A 6 5 4
Table
K 8 7 3 2

What is percent chance to win five tricks? _____

at least four tricks? _____

10. 4 S South

N-S leads

A J 8 5 4
Table
K 7 6 3 2

Do you win the A or K? _____

What is percent chance to win five tricks? _____

11. 4 S South

N-S leads

K J 9 2
Table
A 7 5 4 3

Do you win the A or K? _____

If East plays the 10, will you finesse next? _____

12. 4 S South

N-S leads

K 10 5 2
Table
A 7 6 4 3

Do you win the A or K? _____

If East plays the jack, will you finesse next? _____

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Answers

1.50
3

2.25
75

3.25
75

4.36
84

5.0
62

6.68
96

7.18
68

8.A
Yes

9.41
91

10.K
89

11.A
No

12.A
Yes

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