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First Time Around


You, South, are declarer in the contract shown and West leads a spade. Which spade should you usually play from dummy, and how many spade tricks do you expect to win?

1. 4 H South

J 2
10TableAssume no ruff.
Q 6 3

Play from North _____

Tricks min. _____ max. _____

2. 4 H South

K 5 3
QTable
7 6 4

Play from North _____

Tricks min. _____ max. _____

3. 4 H South

K 5 3
10TableAssume no ruff.
Q 9 2

Play from North _____

Tricks min. _____ max. _____

4. 4 H South

A J 4
2Table
9 3

Play from North _____

Tricks min. _____ max. _____

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Q 4 3
9Table
A J 8

Play from North _____

Tricks min. _____ max. _____

6. 4 H South

Q 4 3
10Table
A J 5

Play from North _____

Tricks min. _____ max. _____

7. 4 H South

J 3
4Table
A Q 9

Play from North _____

Tricks min. _____ max. _____

8. 4 H South

Q 5 4
3Table
A J 10

Play from North _____

Tricks min. _____ max. _____

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Q J 8 2
6Table
4

Play from North _____

Tricks min. _____ max. _____

10. 4 H South

Q 9 2
4Table
A 7 3

Play from North _____

Tricks min. _____ max. _____

11. 4 H South

K 10 3
2Table
8 4

Play from North _____

Tricks min. _____ max. _____

12. 4 H South

A K 2
5Table
J 10 9

Play from North _____

Tricks min. _____ max. _____

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Answers

1.2
11

2.3
01

3.K
22

4.4
12

5.Q
33

6.3
23

7.3
23

8.Q
23

9.2
02

10.2
12

11.3
01

12.K
23

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