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When Partner Switches

Mommy, mommy! Why didn’t you return my suit?
Sorry, it never came back from the dry cleaners.


As West, you lead a heart (not shown) against 3 NT. East wins, but he switches to a spade and South follows as shown. Which card should you normally play?

1.
A Q 4
K 9 8Table2
3
East leads

What is your play? _____

2.
K 6 5
A J 9Table3
2
East leads

What is your play? _____

3.
A Q 7
K 8 6 5Table10
2
East leads

What is your play? _____

4.
Q 5 4
A J 7Table9
10
East leads

What is your play? _____

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K 4 3
A 8 7TableJ
2
East leads

What is your play? _____

6.
A 8 7
K 6 3 2Table10
Q
East leads

What is your play? _____

7.
Q 10 9
J 7 3Table5
2
East leads

What is your play? _____

8.
K 6 2
A 10 5Table4
8
East leads

What is your play? _____

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Q 7 3
A 10 5Table4
6
East leads

What is your play? _____

10.
Q 4
K 10 7 6Table9
2
East leads

What is your play? _____

11.
9 4 3
A 10 2TableQ
5
East leads

What is your play? _____

12.
J 9 2
A 8TableK
3
East leads

What is your play? _____

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Answers

1.8

2.9

3.6

4.J

5.8

6.2

7.3

8.10

9.A

10.7

11.2

12.A

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