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Second Time Around


The underlined card (assume a spade) is led by declarer at trick two in the contract shown. As second hand, answer each question.

1. 3 NT South

7 6 4 2
K 10 3Table
Q
South leads

What is your play? _____

Who do you think has the jack? _____

2. 3 NT South

K 9 7 6
J 10 5 4Table
2
South leads

What is your play? _____

What would you play if you were leading? _____

3. 3 NT South

A K 10 3
Q 8 6 4Table
J
South leads

What is your play? _____

If South has J-7-5, how many tricks can he win? _____

4. 3 NT South

A 4 3
K 9 6Table
J
South leads

What is your play? _____

What would you play if the 10 were led? _____

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K 8 7
A Q 3Table
10
South leads

What is your play? _____

If South has J-10-6, how many tricks can he win? _____

6. 4 S South

A 8 5 2
Q 3Table
J
South leads

What is your play? _____

Who do you think has the 10? _____

7. 3 NT South

8 6 3
TableQ J 2
North leads

What is your play? _____

Does this case relate to Covering or Splitting? _____

8. 3 NT South

Q 5 4
TableJ 10 9 3
North leads

What is your play? _____

What would you play if you were third hand? _____

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J 7
TableK 9 5 4
North leads

What is your play? _____

What would you play if the seven were led? _____

10. 4 H South

J 10 2
TableQ 9 8
North leads

What is your play? _____

If South has A-7-6, how many tricks can he win? _____

11. 4 H South

10 8
TableK 7 3
North leads

What is your play? _____

What would you play if the eight were led? _____

12. 4 H South

10 9 7
TableA J 6
North leads

What is your play? _____

If South has Q-5-4, how many tricks can he win? _____

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Answers

1.3
South

2.5
4

3.Q
3

4.6
6

5.A
1

6.3
South

7.2
S

8.J
9

9.K
5

10.8
1

11.K
3

12.A
0

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