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A Ruff Day at Work


As West or East answer each question about the defense.

1. 2 H South

S Q J 10 8 3
H 5 4 3
D J 8 3
C A K
S A 4
H Q 8 6 2
D A K 10 4
C 9 7 4
Table
None Vul

West
1 D
All Pass
North
1 S
East
Pass
South
2 H

What is your opening lead? _____

Partner plays the two. What is your next lead? _____

Partner plays the nine. Next two leads? _____ _____

South ruffs the third spade with the H J. Which card do you play? _____

2. 4 H South

S Q 4
H 9 6
D K 6 4 2
C A K Q 6 4
S A K J 7 3
H A 4 3
D Q 10 5 3
C 3
Table
N-S Vul

West
1 S
Pass
North
2 C
4 H
East
Pass
All Pass
South
3 H

What is your opening lead? _____

Partner plays the two. How many spades did partner probably start with? _____

Do you see any prospects for an uppercut? _____

Which card do you lead next? _____

TopMain 3. 4 S South

S 9 6 2
H 8 7 6 5
D K Q 9
C K J 10
TableS Q 4
H Q 2
D 7 6 5 4 2
C 9 8 4 3
E-W Vul

West
1 H
Pass
North
Pass
2 S
East
Pass
Pass
South
1 S
4 S

West leads the H K. Which heart do you play? _____

West next leads the C A. Which club do you play? _____

Who has the D A? _____

West cashes the H A then leads the H J. Which card do you play? _____

4. 2 S South

S J 10 4 2
H A 9 2
D A 5 3
C K J 6
TableS Q 8 3
H 3
D 10 9 8 4
C Q 10 8 7 3
Both Vul

West
1 H
All Pass
North
Dbl
East
Pass
South
2 S

West leads the H Q. Who has the H K? _____

Declarer wins the H A and leads the S J. Your play? _____

West wins S A and leads the H 10. Your play? _____

Which card will you lead when you gain the lead? _____

TopMain 5. 3 H South

S J 10 9 8
H K 5 2
D 9 6 4
C A K Q
TableS A K 6 4 3 2
H 4 3
D K J 5
C 10 9
None Vul

West

Pass
North
1 C
3 H
East
1 S
All Pass
South
2 H

West leads the S 5. Which spade do you play? _____

South drops the S Q. Who has the missing spade? _____

How many hearts is partner likely to have? _____

Which card do you lead next? _____

6. 4 S South

S K Q 9
H 9 6 5
D A 3
C K 10 9 8 3
TableS A 8 6 2
H K Q 10 7 3
D J 10 9
C 6
N-S Vul

West

2 H
North
1 C
2 S
East
1 H
3 H
South
1 S
4 S

West leads the H A. Which heart do you play? _____

West leads a heart to your queen; South follows. Who has the missing heart? _____

What do you lead next? _____

On which round will you win the S A? _____

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Answers

1.D K
S A
D AS 4
C 4

2.S K
3
No
H 3

3.H 2
C 3
South
S Q

4.South
S 3
C 8
D 10

5.S K
South
3
D 5

6.H 10
West
H K
3rd

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