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When Partner Switches

Mommy! Why didn’t you return my suit?

Sorry, son. It never came back from the cleaners.

As West, assume you led a heart against 3 NT, which is immaterial and not shown.
Partner shifts to the spade suit shown. Which spade should you normally play?

1. 3 NTA Q 4
K 9 8Table2
East leads3

What is your play?

2. 3 NTK 6 5
A J 9Table3
East leads2

What is your play?

3. 3 NTA Q 7
K 8 6 5Table10
East leads2

What is your play?

4. 3 NTQ 5 4
A J 7Table9
East leads10

What is your play?

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5. 3 NTK 4 3
A 8 7TableJ
East leads2

What is your play?

6. 3 NTA 8 7
K 6 3 2Table10
East leadsQ

What is your play?

7. 3 NTQ 10 9
J 7 3Table5
East leads2

What is your play?

8. 3 NTK 6 2
A 10 5Table4
East leads8

What is your play?

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9. 3 NTQ 7 3
A 10 5Table4
East leads6

What is your play?

10. 3 NTQ 4
K 10 7 6Table9
East leads2

What is your play?

11. 3 NT9 4 3
A 10 2TableQ
East leads5

What is your play?

12. 3 NTJ 9 2
A 8TableK
East leads3

What is your play?

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