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 ruffs
B. Lead another trump
C. 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 diamonds
B. Lead trumps twice then lead clubs
C. 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 heart
B. Lead the 2; later cash the A
C. 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 hearts
B. Cash two diamonds then lead hearts
C. 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 East
B. Win the K then finesse thru West
C. 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 diamonds
B. Ruff and draw three rounds of trumps
C. Discard a heart
© 1990 Richard Pavlicek