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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? _____

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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? _____

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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? _____

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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

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