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Second Hand Store

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

1. 4 H5 3
TableJ 10 8 7
North leads

What is your play?

What would you play if you held J-10-9-7?

2. 4 HJ 2
TableA 9 3
North leads

What is your play?

What would you play if the two were led?

3. 4 H10 9 6
TableA J 4
North leads

What is your play?

What would you play if the six were led?

4. 4 SJ 6 5 4
TableK 7 3
North leads

What is your play?

What would you play if the four were led?

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5. 3 NT9 2
TableK 7 3
North leads

What is your play?

What would you play if the contract were 4 H?

6. 3 NTQ J 2
TableK 6 5
North leads

What is your play?

What do you play if the jack is led next?

7. 3 NTA Q 10 5
K 9 7 2Table
South leadsJ

What is your play?

What would you play if the three were led?

8. 3 NTK 3 2
J 8 4Table
South leads10

What is your play?

Who do you think has the nine?

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9. 4 HA J 8 3
K 7 4Table
South leads10

What is your play?

What would you play if the two were led?

10. 4 HA Q 7 4
K J 2Table
South leads9

What is your play?

What would you play if the 10 were led?

11. 4 HJ 9 7 4
A 8 2Table
South leadsQ

What is your play?

What would you play if the contract were 4 S?

12. 4 HA 4 3
K 9 5Table
South leadsJ

What is your play?

Aren’t you glad this is the last question?

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