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Planning the Play at Suits


As South, answer each question.

1. 4 S South

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

West

Pass
North

2 S
East

Pass
South
1 S
4 S (AP)

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? _____

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? _____

With which card will you win the opening lead? _____

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

TopMain 2. 5 C South

S K J 4
H 9 8 6 4
D A 6 2
C J 3 2
Lead: H KTable
S A 10 3
H
D 9 5 4 3
C A K Q 10 9 6
N-S Vul

West

3 H
North

4 C
East
2 H
Pass
South
3 C
5 C (AP)

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

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

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? _____

Will you ruff the opening lead or discard a loser? _____

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

TopMain 3. 4 S South

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

West

All Pass
North
1 NT
East
Pass
South
4 S

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? _____

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? _____

With which card will you win the opening lead? _____

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

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Answers

1.6
2
D 
None
H 
Diam
H A
3

2.6
3
S 
D 
D S
Diam
Ruff
0

3.5
3
D C
S C
H 
Club
H K
1

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