Main   Exercise 4D44 by Richard Pavlicek  

Planning the Play at Suits

As South, answer each question.

1.
None Vul
S 9 7 2
H K 3
D K Q 10 4
C 10 8 7 6
West

Pass
All Pass
North

2 S
East

Pass
South
1 S
4 S
Lead: H Q Table
 
 
 
S A K Q 6 5 4
H A 8 5 2
D J
4 S SouthC 4 3

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) may yield an extra trick by an honor?

How many suits may yield an extra trick by length?

Which suit(s) may yield an extra trick by ruffing?

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

With which heart will you win the opening lead?

How many rounds of trumps will you lead immediately?

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2.
N-S Vul
S K J 4
H 9 8 6 4
D A 6 2
C J 3 2
West

3 H
All Pass
North

4 C
East
2 H
Pass
South
3 C
5 C
Lead: H K Table
 
 
 
S A 10 3
H
D 9 5 4 3
5 C SouthC A K Q 10 9 6

How many trump winners do you have for certain? (Do not count ruffs)

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

Which suit(s) may yield an extra trick by an honor?

Which suit(s) may yield an extra trick by length?

Which suit(s) may yield an extra trick by ruffing?

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

Will you ruff the opening lead? (Finally an easy one)

How many rounds of trumps will you lead immediately?

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3.
Both Vul
S A 4 3
H A 4
D A 10 6
C K 10 7 6 3
West

Pass
North
1 NT
Pass
East
Pass
Pass
South
4 S
Lead: H J Table
 
 
 
S K 9 8 6 5 2
H K 6 5
D Q 7 2
4 S SouthC 4

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) may yield an extra trick by an honor?

Which suit(s) may yield an extra trick by length?

Which suit(s) may yield an extra trick by ruffing?

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

With which heart will you win the opening lead?

How many rounds of trumps will you lead immediately?

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© 1994 Richard Pavlicek