Exercise 4F47 by Richard Pavlicek
As South, answer each question. Assume no enemy bidding and standard defensive play.
You win the A then lead a heart to the king, on which East discards the 3.
How many hearts did West start with?
What is the best play?
A. Lead high diamonds until West ruffsB. Lead another trumpC. Lead a spade to your king
At trick two East leads the 4, you ruff low and West plays the 3.
Which two suits must you establish to succeed?
A. Lead trumps twice then lead diamondsB. Lead trumps twice then lead clubsC. Draw three rounds of trumps
You win the first trick with the K.
How many top tricks if trumps break 3-2?
A. Lead the A and another heartB. Lead the 2; later cash the AC. Duck two rounds of trumps
West continues with the Q and you ruff. You cash the A and West pitches a club.
How many spades did East start with?
A. Cash one diamond then lead heartsB. Cash two diamonds then lead heartsC. Cash one trump then lead hearts
At trick two West leads the 2 to Easts ace and you ruff.
How many top tricks assuming a trump loser?
A. Win the A then finesse thru EastB. Win the K then finesse thru WestC. Win the K and A
At trick two West leads the 6 to Easts ace.
How many top tricks if diamonds break 3-2?
A. Ruff and lead diamondsB. Ruff and draw three rounds of trumpsC. Discard a heart
© 1990 Richard Pavlicek