Exercise 4C53 by Richard Pavlicek
As South, answer each question about the play.
How many top tricks?
Which two suits do you plan to establish?
What is the key play?
A. Duck a club first
B. Duck a spade first
C. Lead a diamond first
On which round do you win the A? (1 2 3)
A. Lead the 10 and let it ride
B. Lead the 3 to the king then finesse the 10
C. Win the K and duck a diamond
Which defender is more dangerous?
A. Lead the 2 and finesse the eight
B. Try to duck a club to West
C. Lead a spade to your king
Do you Win the first trick or Duck? (W D)
A. Lead the 3
B. Cash the A-K; if both defenders follow up-the-line, lead the 3
C. Run the spades and clubs
Should you run the diamond suit first?
A. Take the club finesse
B. Lead the 5 and finesse the nine
C. Lead the 5 to the king
Which heart do you play from dummy?
A. Lead the 5 to the jack
B. Lead the 5 to the king then take the diamond finesse
C. Lead the 2 and finesse the jack
© 1990 Richard Pavlicek