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Counting Tricks at Notrump


As South, answer each question.

1. 1 NT South

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

West

All Pass
North
1 C
East
Pass
South
1 NT

How many top tricks do you have in spades? _____

…in hearts? _____

…in diamonds? _____

…in clubs? _____

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

How many additional tricks are possible in spades? _____

…in hearts? _____

…in diamonds? _____

…in clubs? _____

Which card do you play from dummy at trick one? _____

Which suit do you plan to work on first to obtain additional tricks? _____

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S A K J 6 5
H A 5 4
D K 4 3
C Q J
Lead: D 7Table
S 4
H 7 6 3 2
D Q J 5
C K 10 9 8 2
E-W Vul

West

Pass
North
1 S
2 NT
East
Pass
All Pass
South
1 NT

How many top tricks do you have in spades? _____

…in hearts? _____

…in diamonds? _____

…in clubs? _____

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

How many additional tricks are possible in spades? _____

…in hearts? _____

…in diamonds? _____

…in clubs? _____

Which card do you play from dummy at trick one? _____

Which suit do you plan to work on first to obtain additional tricks? _____

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S Q 5 4
H A 7 5 3
D 8 4 2
C A K 7
Lead: S 10Table
S K 9 3
H K 6 4
D A Q 7
C Q 8 4 3
Both Vul

West

All Pass
North
1 C
East
1 S
South
3 NT

How many top tricks do you have in spades? _____

…in hearts? _____

…in diamonds? _____

…in clubs?

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

How many additional tricks are possible in spades? _____

…in hearts? _____

…in diamonds? _____

…in clubs? _____

Which card do you play from dummy at trick one? _____

Which suit do you plan to work on first to obtain additional tricks? _____

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Answers

1.0
3
0
2
2
1
1
1
1
S 2
Diam

2.2
1
0
0
5
2
1
2
4
D K
Club

3.0
2
1
3
3
2
1
1
1
S Q
Heart

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