Main   Exercise 4F53 by Richard Pavlicek  

Drawing the Enemy Trumps

What is usually the best play of each trump suit if drawing trumps? You may lead from either hand
unless stated otherwise. Assume second hand (West or East) follows with the lowest card.

1. J 4 3 2
Table
K 9 8 7 6

Lead the and play the

2. 6 5 4
Table
A Q 10 8 3 2

Lead the and play the

3. Q 9 3 2
North leadsTable
A 10 6 5 4

Lead the and play the then

Lead the and play the

4. Q 2
Table
K 10 9 6 5 4

Lead the and play the then

Lead the and play the

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5. Q 8 2
South leadsTable
A K 9 5 4 3

Lead the and play the

6. Q J 7 6
South leadsTable
K 8 5 4 3

Lead the and play the

7. J 10 9 5
North leadsTable
A K 4 3 2

Lead the and play the then

Lead the and play the

8. Q J 4 3
Table
A 10 8 7

Lead the and play the then

Lead the and play the

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9. K 9 7 6 5
North leadsTable
A J 4 3 2

Lead the and play the

10. Q 9
Table
J 6 5 4 3 2

Lead the and play the

11. J 9 8 2
North leadsTable
A K 4 3

Lead the and play the then

Lead the and play the

12. 4
Table
K Q 10 8 6 5

Lead the and play the then

Lead the

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