Main   Exercise 4N71 by Richard Pavlicek  

First Things First

As declarer, decide how you would play to the first trick.
Assume no enemy bidding and standard leads.

1. 3 NTS 5 4 2
H Q 10
D J 10 3 2
C A K Q 3
Lead: S K TableEast plays S 6
 
 
 
S A J 3
H A 7 5
D A K 9 6
C J 8 2

Which spade do you play from your hand?

2. 4 HS A K 2
H J 9 6
D Q 6 4
C K 6 5 2
Lead: C 9 Table
 
 
 
S 4 3
H A Q 10 8 7
D 2
C A 8 7 4 3

Do you win the ace, king or duck the first trick? (A K D)

3. 4 HS K 5
H 9 7 5
D Q 7 6 2
C K 9 6 2
Lead: S Q Table
 
 
 
S 8 6 2
H A Q J 8 6
D A K 4
C A 7

Which spade do you play from dummy?

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4. 3 NTS 8 7 4
H K J 3
D A 9 6
C K 5 4 3
Lead: H 8 Table
 
 
 
S A K 3
H A 10 7 2
D J 7 4
C A 9 2

Which heart do you play from dummy?

5. 4 SS 8 4 2
H K 10 5
D K Q 7 2
C J 10 3
Lead: H Q Table
 
 
 
S A K Q J 7
H 3
D J 10 8 4
C K Q 8

Which heart do you play from dummy?

6. 4 HS K 5 4 2
H A K 6 2
D A J 8 2
C Q
Lead: S J Table
 
 
 
S A 3
H 8 7 5 3
D 4 3
C K 9 7 5 3

Do you win the ace, king or duck the first trick? (A K D)

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7. 3 NTS 9 7 4 2
H 4 3
D K Q J 5 4
C A 2
Lead: D 2 Table
 
 
 
S A K 6
H A K 6 5
D 6 3
C K 7 4 3

Which diamond do you play from dummy?

8. 4 HS A 3
H 7 3
D K Q J 8 6
C 9 8 7 4
Lead: S K Table
 
 
 
S J 6 2
H K Q J 10 9 5
D 10 2
C A K

Which spade do you play from dummy?

9. 6 CS A J 6
H A 4 3
D A 9 5 3
C K 10 8
Lead: D J Table
 
 
 
S 2
H K 5
D K 8 4 2
C A Q J 9 7 6

Do you win the ace, king or duck the first trick? (A K D)

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© 1994 Richard Pavlicek