Exercise 4P29 by Richard Pavlicek
As South, answer each question about the play.
How many top tricks?
Will you Win the first trick or Duck? (W D)
Which suit would have been Wests best lead?
What is the best play?
A. Lead a club to the kingB. Lead a club to the jackC. Lead a club to the nine
What is the most likely diamond break?
A. Lead the 3B. Lead the 2C. Win the K then lead the 2
Which two suits offer chances to succeed?
How do you expect the clubs to break?
A. Duck the opening leadB. A; club ruff; 10; club ruffC. A; lead J and discard a heart
Would two ruffs in your hand gain a trick?
A. Duck a diamond (set up diamonds)B. Duck a heart (set up hearts)C. Win the A and ruff a club
What is the most likely trump break?
How many high trumps will you lead at once?
A. Duck a spadeB. Win A then duck a spadeC. Win A-K then ruff a spade
How many sure tricks?
Will you win the heart lead with the King or Ace?
A. Overtake K with ace; diamond ruffB. Win K then lead the 4C. Lead the Q and let it ride
© 1994 Richard Pavlicek