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Counting Tricks at Suits


As South, answer each question.

1. 4 S South

S 10 2
H Q 10 3
D K 7 3
C A 9 7 6 2
Lead: C QTable
S A K Q J 9 4
H 7 2
D A 8 6 2
C 3
N-S Vul

West

Pass
Pass
North

1 NT
4 S
East

Pass
All Pass
South
1 S
3 S

How many trump winners do you expect? (Do not count ruffs) _____

How many top tricks do you have in the three side suits? _____

How many additional tricks are required 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? _____

Which suit(s), if any, may provide an extra trick by ruffing in dummy? _____

Which side suit will you work on first to obtain an additional trick? _____

How many rounds of trumps do you plan to lead immediately? _____

TopMain 2. 6 S South

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

West

Pass
Pass
Pass
North

2 D
3 S
4 D
East

Pass
Pass
Pass
South
2 C
2 S
4 C
6 S (AP)

How many trump winners do you expect with a 3-2 break? (Do not count ruffs) _____

How many top tricks do you have in the three side suits? _____

How many additional tricks are required 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? _____

Which suit(s), if any, may provide an extra trick by ruffing in dummy? _____

Which side suit will you work on first to obtain an additional trick? _____

How many rounds of trumps do you plan to lead immediately? _____

TopMain 3. 5 C South

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

West

Pass
Pass
North
1 S
2 H
5 C
East
Pass
Pass
All Pass
South
2 C
3 C

How many trump winners do you expect with a 3-1 break? (Do not count ruffs) _____

How many top tricks do you have in the three side suits? _____

How many additional tricks are required 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? _____

Which suit(s), if any, may provide an extra trick by ruffing in dummy? _____

Which side suit will you work on first to obtain an additional trick? _____

How many rounds of trumps do you plan to lead immediately? _____

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Answers

1.6
3
1
H
D
D
Diam
None

2.5
5
2
D
D C
C
Club
2

3.5
3
3
S H
S H C
D
Spade
None

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