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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 NTA 10 2
4TableQ 9 3
West leads

What is your play?

How many cards do you think South has?

2. 3 NTQ 9 8 6
7TableK 10 4 2
West leads

What is your play?

Who holds the missing honors?

3. 3 NT10 5 2
6TableK 9 3
West leads

What is your play?

How many cards in South above the six?

4. 3 NTK 10 4
2TableA J 8
West leads

What is your play?

What would you play if North played the 10?

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5. 4 H5 4 2
JTableK 7 3
West leads

What is your play?

What would you play if the bid were 3 NT?

6. 4 HA J 2
3TableK 10
West leads

What is your play?

How many cards do you think South has?

7. 4 HK 10 7 3
4TableJ 8 6 2
West leads

What is your play?

What would you play if North played the seven?

8. 4 H10 4
2TableA J 9 5
West leads

What is your play?

Which card would you play next?

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9. 4 HQ 7 2
4TableK 10 9
West leads

What is your play?

Who has the ace?

10. 4 HA 7 3
2TableQ 9 8
West leads

What is your play?

What would you play if North won the ace?

11. 4 HQ 9 6
3TableK J 8 4
West leads

What is your play?

How many cards in South above the three?

12. 4 HJ 10 4
2TableA Q 9
West leads

What is your play?

What would you play if North played low?

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© 1997 Richard Pavlicek