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Suitable Planning


As South, answer each question.

1. 4 S South

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

West
Pass
Pass
Pass
North
1 NT
2 D
4 S
East
Pass
Pass
All Pass
South
2 C
3 S

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? _____

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? _____

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

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

TopMain 2. 6 S South

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

West

Pass
Pass
North
1 NT
4 S
5 H
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
South
3 S
5 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? _____

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? _____

Does the lead indicate who has the longer clubs? _____

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

TopMain 3. 5 D South

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

West

Pass
Pass
North

1 H
4 D
East

Pass
Pass
South
1 D
2 D
5 D (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? _____

What do you discard from dummy at trick one? _____

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

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Answers

1.5
4
D 
H 
H 
Heart
C A
None

2.5
5
H D
H 
C 
Diam
No
3

3.6
2
S 
S H
C 
Heart
S 4
None

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