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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. 4 H South

S K 4
H 9 8 5 2
D A Q 9 5
C K 8 3
Lead: C QTable
S J 8 7
H A K Q J 3
D 4 3 2
C A 2

Excluding ruffs, how many top tricks do you have? _____

What is your general plan? _____

Do you win the C A or the C K at trick one? _____

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

2. 4 H South

S K 9 8 7
H A Q 2
D Q 5 2
C A Q 4
Lead: S QTable
S 2
H K 8 7 6 5 4 3
D A 4
C 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? _____

A heart is led and you draw trumps. Which cards are your next trick? _____ _____

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S 3
H A K 8 7
D A J 10 6 4
C 7 3 2
Lead: D QTable
S A Q 8 4
H Q J 10 9
D 2
C 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? _____

After winning the D A, what is your next play? _____

4. 4 H South

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

S Q J 10 4 2
H 8 6 2
D 6 3
C 7 3 2
Lead: D KTableEast plays D A then D 2
S A
H A K Q J 4 3
D 10 5 4
C 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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Answers

1.8
E
C A
C 2

2.9
L
S K
S 7C 2

3.6
C
1
D ruff

4.8
D
No
D 

5.8
R
S 3
any S

6.9
T
2
C 2

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