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Bid ‘em and Play ‘em


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

1. 3 NT South

S 7 6 3
H A 2
D Q 4 3
C A Q J 10 6
Lead: S 4TableEast plays S J
S A K 5
H K 8 6
D K 10 5 2
C 9 8 2
None Vul

West



Pass

Pass
North



_____

_____
East



Pass

All Pass
South

_____

_____

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, a Short suit, or Ambiguous length? _____

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? _____

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S 9 8 7 6
H Q J
D J 10 9 6
C K Q 4
Lead: S 5TableEast plays S 10
S A 2
H K 7 4
D A K 8 7
C A J 6 5
N-S Vul

West



Pass

Pass
North



_____

_____
East



Pass

All Pass
South

_____

_____

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, a Short suit, or Ambiguous length? _____

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? _____

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

West



Pass

Pass
North



_____

_____
East



Pass

All Pass
South

_____

_____

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, a Short suit, or Ambiguous length? _____

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? _____

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Answers

1.1 D
2 C2 NT
3 NT
5
D C
D
L
West
Diam
No

2.1 D
1 S2 NT
3 NT
7
H D
None
S
East
Heart
Yes

3.1 NT
2 C2 D
3 NT
6
H D C
S D
A
East
Club
North

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