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The Third Man


West leads a spade against the contract shown and the underlined card is played from dummy. As East, state which card you would play and answer the other question.

1. 3 NT South

A 10 2
4TableQ 9 3

What is your play? _____

How many cards do you think South has? _____

2. 3 NT South

Q 9 8 6
7TableK 10 4 2

What is your play? _____

Who holds the missing honors? _____

3. 3 NT South

10 5 2
6TableK 9 3

What is your play? _____

How many cards in South above the six? _____

4. 3 NT South

K 10 4
2TableA J 8

What is your play? _____

What would you play if North played the 10? _____ TopMain

5. 4 H South

5 4 2
JTableK 7 3

What is your play? _____

What would you play if the bid were 3 NT? _____

6. 4 H South

A J 2
3TableK 10

What is your play? _____

How many cards do you think South has? _____

7. 4 H South

K 10 7 3
4TableJ 8 6 2

What is your play? _____

What would you play if North played the seven? _____

8. 4 H South

10 4
2TableA J 9 5

What is your play? _____

Which card would you play next? _____ TopMain

9. 4 H South

Q 7 2
4TableK 10 9

What is your play? _____

Who has the ace? _____

10. 4 H South

A 7 3
2TableQ 9 8

What is your play? _____

What would you play if North won the ace? _____

11. 4 H South

Q 9 6
3TableK J 8 4

What is your play? _____

How many cards in South above the three? _____

12. 4 H South

J 10 4
2TableA Q 9

What is your play? _____

What would you play if North played low? _____ TopMain

Answers

 1.9
3
 2.4
South
 3.K
2
 4.8
J
 5.7
K
 6.10
4
 7.6
8
 8.A
J
 9.9
South
10.Q
9
11.8
1
12.Q
9
TopMain

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