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Eighteen Chances


As South, you should find three distinct chances to make each of the six contracts. What are they, which will you try first, and which will you try next?

1. 3 NT South

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

What is one chance? _____

What is another? _____

What is another? _____

Which will you try first? _____

Which will you try next? _____

2. 3 NT South

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

What is one chance? _____

What is another? _____

What is another? _____

Which will you try first? _____

Which will you try next? _____ TopMain

3. 4 S South

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

What is one chance? _____

What is another? _____

What is another? _____

Which will you try first? _____

Which will you try next? _____

4. 4 S South

S 7 5 2
H A Q 5 4
D Q 8 4
C 5 4 3
Lead: C QTable
S A K 8 6 4 3
H 3 2
D A 3
C A K 7

What is one chance? _____

What is another? _____

What is another? _____

Which will you try first? _____

Which will you try next? _____ TopMain

5. 6 NT South

S 7 6 5 4
H A J 10 9
D 3
C A K 3 2
Lead: S QTable
S A K 3
H K Q 2
D A K J 4
C Q 5 4

What is one chance? _____

What is another? _____

What is another? _____

Which will you try first? _____

Which will you try next? _____

6. 7 S South

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

What is one chance? _____

What is another? _____

What is another? _____

Which will you try first? _____

Which will you try next? _____ TopMain

Answers

 1.S K West
H Q West
D A East
H 
D 
 2.S Q East
H 3-3
C 3-2
C 
H 
 3.H K/Q W
D Q drops
C K ruffout
C 
H 
 4.S 2-2
H K West
D K West
S 
D 
 5.S 3-3
D Q East
C 3-3
S 
C 
 6.H 4-3
D 3-3
C K East
H 
D 
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