Main   Exercise 4E41 by Richard Pavlicek  

Six Suitable Slams

As South, can you make 6 H in six different ways? Select a general plan (CDELRT) from:
Crossruff, Desperation finesse, Elimination, Loser-on-loser, Ruffing finesse, Transfer ruff.

1.
Both Vul
S 2
H K 9 3 2
D J 10 6
C A Q 5 4 3
Lead: D K Table
 
 
 
S A Q 9
H A Q J 10 5 4
D A
6 H SouthC 8 7 6

How many trump winners?

How many side winners?

What is your general plan?

Which suit do you lead at trick two?

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

How many trump winners?

How many side winners?

What is your general plan?

Which suit do you lead at trick two?

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

How many trump winners?

How many side winners?

What is your general plan?

Which card do you lead at trick two?

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

How many trump winners?

How many side winners?

What is your general plan?

Which card do you lead at trick two?

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

How many trump winners?

How many side winners?

What is your general plan?

Which suit do you lead at trick two?

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

How many trump winners?

How many side winners?

What is your general plan?

Which card do you lead at trick two?

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© 1994 Richard Pavlicek