Exercise 4P35 by Richard Pavlicek
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 K
B. Win the A and duck a club
C. 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 king
B. Lead the K from hand
C. Lead a heart toward your king
A. Cash three hearts to throw a diamond
B. Cash two hearts; ruff a heart low
C. Cash two hearts; ruff a heart high
A. Lead the 4
B. Lead the 3 and finesse the nine
C. 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 9
B. Win the A then finesse the jack
C. 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 3
B. Duck the 10
C. Cover the 10 with the jack
© 1995 Richard Pavlicek