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Suit Bidding and Planning


Fill in the missing North-South bids and answer each question.

1. 4 S South

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

West



Pass

Pass
North

_____

_____

_____
East

Pass

Pass

Pass
South

_____

_____

_____

Excluding ruffs, how many trump tricks will you win with a normal break? _____

How many top tricks in the side suits? _____

Will you take the heart finesse at trick one? _____

What are your plays at trick two? _____ _____

What are your plays at trick three? _____ _____

Which trump honor will you win first? _____

How many rounds of trumps will you lead? _____

Which card will you lead next? _____

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S 7 6 5 2
H A 6 2
D A Q 6 5
C K 3
Lead: S KTableEast plays S A
S J
H K 9 7 3
D 4
C A Q J 10 9 8 2
N-S Vul

West



Pass

Pass
North



_____

_____
East

2 S

Pass

All Pass
South

_____

_____

Excluding ruffs, how many sure trump tricks do you have? _____

How many top tricks in the side suits? _____

Which side suits offer a chance to gain a trick? _____

Which side suit offers the best chance? _____

East leads a spade at trick two. What is your play? _____

How many trumps will you draw immediately? _____

Which heart honor will you win first? _____

Do you plan to duck a heart? _____

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

West



Pass

Pass
North

_____

_____

_____
East

Pass

Pass

Pass
South

_____

_____

_____

Excluding ruffs, how many sure trump tricks do you have? _____

How many top tricks in the side suits? _____

Which side suits offer a chance to gain a trick? _____

Which side suit offers the best chance? _____

How many club ruffs are needed to gain one trick? _____

What are your plays at trick two? _____ _____

at trick three? _____ _____

Assuming trumps break 3-2, what are plays at trick four? _____ _____

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Answers

1.1 C1 D
1 H1 S
2 S4 S
3
3
No
D 2D A
D 3S 6
S A
2
D K

2.3 C
3 S4 H
5 C
7
3
D H
H 
C 8
None
H A
No

3.1 C1 S
1 NT3 H
3 S6 S
5
6
C H
C 
3
C 4S J
S 3S 10
C 5S Q

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