As South, answer each question about the play in the contracts shown.
How many top tricks?
Which suit will you try to establish?
Do you win the first trick?
If West covers your J, what is the best play?
A. Let West win the KB. Win the A and duck a clubC. Win the A and duck a diamond
Which diamond will you win at trick one?
How many rounds of trump will you lead right away?
What is the best play?
A. Lead a club toward your kingB. Lead the K from handC. Lead a heart toward your king
A. Cash three hearts to throw a diamondB. Cash two hearts; ruff a heart lowC. Cash two hearts; ruff a heart high
A. Lead the 4B. Lead the 3 and finesse the nineC. Lead the 3 and finesse the queen
How many diamond tricks could you lose (at most) if led by you or East?
A. Win the A then run the 9B. Win the A then finesse the jackC. Lead the J
How many entries do you need to set up clubs if 4-2?
Which entry to dummy will you save to use last?
A. Win the A and lead the 3B. Duck the 10C. Cover the 10 with the jack
© 1995 Richard Pavlicek