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Three Notrump Times Three


As South, answer each question.

1. 3 NT South

S 9 6 2
H K 9 3
D A K J 5
C Q J 7
Lead: S 5TableEast plays S J
S A Q 4
H A 7 2
D 8 6 4 3
C A 4 3
None Vul

West

Pass
North
1 D
3 NT
East
Pass
All Pass
South
2 NT

How many top tricks do you have in all four suits? _____

How many additional tricks do you need to make your contract? _____

Which suit(s), if any, may provide an extra trick with an honor card? _____

Which suit(s), if any, may provide an extra trick by its length? _____

Does the lead look like Fourth best, a Short suit, or an Honor sequence? _____

Do you plan to use the holdup play on the first trick? _____

Is one specific opponent more dangerous than the other? If so, who? _____

In which suit do you plan to establish your first additional trick? _____

TopMain 2. 3 NT South

S J 10 4
H K 7 5 3
D K 9 2
C A J 2
Lead: H 9TableEast plays H 6
S K 7 3
H A 2
D A Q J 7
C K 7 4 3
N-S Vul

West

Pass
North

3 NT
East

All Pass
South
1 NT

How many top tricks do you have in all four suits? _____

How many additional tricks do you need to make your contract? _____

Which suit(s), if any, may provide an extra trick with an honor card? _____

Which suit(s), if any, may provide an extra trick by its length? _____

Does the lead look like Fourth best, a Short suit, or an Honor sequence? _____

Do you plan to use the holdup play on the first trick? _____

Is one specific opponent more dangerous than the other? If so, who? _____

In which suit do you plan to establish your first additional trick? _____

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S 5 3
H K Q 6 4
D 10 7 2
C A J 10 4
Lead: H JTableEast plays H 2
S A Q 10 4
H A 5 3
D A Q
C 7 6 5 2
E-W Vul

West

Pass
Pass
North

2 C
3 NT
East

Pass
All Pass
South
1 NT
2 S

How many top tricks do you have in all four suits? _____

How many additional tricks do you need to make your contract? _____

Which suit(s), if any, may provide an extra trick with an honor card? _____

Which suit(s), if any, may provide an extra trick by its length? _____

Does the lead look like Fourth best, a Short suit, or an Honor sequence? _____

Do you plan to use the holdup play on the first trick? _____

Is one specific opponent more dangerous than the other? If so, who? _____

In which suit do you plan to establish your first additional trick? _____

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Answers

1.7
2
D C
D
F
No
West
Club

2.8
1
S C
C
S
Yes
East
Spade

3.6
3
S D C
H C
H
No
East
Spade

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