Main   Exercise 4J29 by Richard Pavlicek  

Start the Countdown!

At trick two, declarer leads a spade in the contract shown, and the first three plays are underlined.
As West or East, you are last to play (fourth hand). Answer each question.

1. 4 HJ 10
K 9 3TableA
North leads2

Who do you think has the queen?

What is your play?

2. 4 HJ 10 4 3
A 9 2Table7
North leadsQ

Could South possibly have a singleton?

What is your play?

3. 4 HK Q J 3
A 8 7Table4
North leads2

Could South possibly have a singleton?

What is your play?

4. 4 HJ 10 3 2
9 7 6 5Table4
North leadsK

How many cards do you think South began with?

What is your play?

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5. 3 NTQ J 10 9
K 6 5 2Table8
North leads3

How many cards do you think South began with?

What is your play?

6. 3 NTQ 10 9 7 6
A 3 2Table4
North leadsK

How many cards do you think South began with?

What is your play?

7. 3 NTK Q J 10
8TableA 6 2
South leads5

What is your play?

Which card do you play on the second round?

8. 3 NTA K 8 7
6TableQ J 10 9
South leads3

How many cards do you think South began with?

What is your play?

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9. 4 HQ 10 8 3
4TableA J 9 2
South leadsK

How many cards do you think South began with?

What is your play?

10. 4 HJ 9 8 3
6TableA 7 2
South leads10

Who do you think has the king?

What is your play?

11. 4 HK Q J 4
7TableA 10 6 5
South leads3

Could South possibly have a singleton?

What is your play?

12. 4 HK J 8 5 3
7TableA 9 4
South leads2

Could South possibly have a singleton?

What is your play?

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© 1995 Richard Pavlicek