Main   Exercise 4E47 by Richard Pavlicek  

Six Suitable Games

As South, make these six games (ignore overtricks). Select a general plan (CDELRT) from:
Crossruff, Desperation finesse, Elimination, Loser-on-loser, Ruffing finesse, Transfer ruff.

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

Excluding ruffs, how many top tricks do you have?

What is your general plan?

Do you win the club lead with the Ace or King?

All follow to two trumps. What is your next lead?

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

Excluding ruffs, how many top tricks do you have?

What is your general plan?

Which spade do you play from dummy at trick one?

East returns a heart and you win H K-A. What will be your next trick?

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

Excluding ruffs, how many top tricks do you have?

What is your general plan?

How many diamonds do you think West began with?

Which suit will you ruff first?

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

Excluding ruffs, how many top tricks do you have?

What is your general plan?

Assume you duck the first spade and win the second. Do you lead trumps now?

Which side suit will you lead first?

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

Excluding ruffs, how many top tricks do you have?

What is your general plan?

Which spade do you play from dummy at trick one?

You draw trumps (2-1). What do you lead next?

6.
N-S Vul
S Q J 10 4 2
H 8 6 2
D 6 3
C 7 3 2
Lead: D K TableEast plays D A then D 2
 
 
 
S A
H A K Q J 4 3
D 10 5 4
4 H SouthC A K 6

Excluding ruffs, how many top tricks do you have?

What is your general plan?

How many diamonds do you think East began with?

If a third diamond is led, which card will you play from dummy?

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© 1994 Richard Pavlicek