Exercise 4C47   Main


Bid ‘em and Play ‘em


  by Richard Pavlicek

For each deal, fill in the proper bidding to reach 3 NT and answer each question.

1. S 7 6 3WestNorthEastSOUTH
None VulH A 2
D Q 4 3
C A Q J 10 6
 TablePassPass
Lead: S 4 East plays S J
 PassAll Pass
 
S A K 5
H K 8 6
D K 10 5 2
3 NT SouthC 9 8 2

How many top tricks do you have?

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 appear to be a Long suit, Short suit, or Unknown length? (L S U)

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

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

Will you use the holdup play on the first trick?

Exercise 4C47   MainTop   Bid ‘em and Play ‘em

2. S 9 8 7 6WestNorthEastSOUTH
N-S VulH Q J
D J 10 9 6
C K Q 4
 TablePassPass
Lead: S 5 East plays S 10
 PassAll Pass
 
S A 2
H K 7 4
D A K 8 7
3 NT SouthC A J 6 5

How many top tricks do you have?

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 appear to be a Long suit, Short suit, or Unknown length? (L S U)

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

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

Will you use the holdup play on the first trick?

Exercise 4C47   MainTop   Bid ‘em and Play ‘em

3. S A 7 5 2WestNorthEastSOUTH
E-W VulH 10 6 3
D A Q J 7
C 5 3
 TablePassPass
Lead: S J 
 PassAll Pass
 
S K Q 3
H A J
D 6 5 4 2
3 NT SouthC A Q J 2

How many top tricks do you have?

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 appear to be a Long suit, Short suit, or Unknown length? (L S U)

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

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

In which hand will you win the first trick?

Exercise 4C47   MainTop   Bid ‘em and Play ‘em

© 1990 Richard Pavlicek