Main   Exercise 4N53 by Richard Pavlicek  

First Time Around

You, South, are declarer in 4 H, and West leads a spade. Which spade should you usually play from dummy, and how many spade tricks do you expect to win (assuming no ruffs)?

1. 4 HJ 2
10Table
Q 6 3

Your play from North

Tricks min/max

2. 4 HK 5 3
QTable
7 6 4

Your play from North

Tricks min/max

3. 4 HK 5 3
10Table
Q 9 2

Your play from North

Tricks min/max

4. 4 HA J 4
2Table
9 3

Your play from North

Tricks min/max

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5. 4 HQ 4 3
9Table
A J 8

Your play from North

Tricks min/max

6. 4 HQ 4 3
10Table
A J 5

Your play from North

Tricks min/max

7. 4 HJ 3
4Table
A Q 9

Your play from North

Tricks min/max

8. 4 HQ 5 4
3Table
A J 10

Your play from North

Tricks min/max

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9. 4 HQ J 8 2
6Table
4

Your play from North

Tricks min/max

10. 4 HQ 9 2
4Table
A 7 3

Your play from North

Tricks min/max

11. 4 HK 10 3
2Table
8 4

Your play from North

Tricks min/max

12. 4 HA K 2
5Table
J 10 9

Your play from North

Tricks min/max

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