Main   Exercise 4Q29 by Richard Pavlicek  

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.
None Vul
S A Q 5 4 3
H J 7 2
D 2
C Q 5 4 3
Lead: H 3 Table
 
 
 
S 6
H A K 4
D K 10 8 5
3 NT SouthC A K J 8 6

What do you need to win an extra trick in spades?

…in hearts?

…in diamonds?

Which will you try first?

Which will you try next?

2.
None Vul
S A 4
H A 7 5 3 2
D 5 4
C 6 5 3 2
Lead: D 7 Table
 
 
 
S K J 3 2
H K 4
D A Q 2
3 NT SouthC A K 7 4

What do you need to win an extra trick in spades?

…in hearts?

…in clubs?

Which will you try first?

Which will you try next?

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3.
None Vul
S K 6 4
H A 3 2
D A K 2
C Q 4 3 2
Lead: C J Table
 
 
 
S Q J 10 9 8 7
H J 10 9
D J 5 3
4 S SouthC A

What do you need to win an extra trick in hearts?

…in diamonds?

…in clubs?

Which will you try first?

Which will you try next?

4.
None Vul
S 7 5 2
H A Q 5 4
D Q 8 4
C 5 4 3
Lead: C Q Table
 
 
 
S A K 8 6 4 3
H 3 2
D A 3
4 S SouthC A K 7

What do you need to win an extra trick in spades?

…in hearts?

…in diamonds?

Which will you try first?

Which will you try next?

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5.
None Vul
S 7 6 5 4
H A J 10 9
D 3
C A K 3 2
Lead: S Q Table
 
 
 
S A K 3
H K Q 2
D A K J 4
6 NT SouthC Q 5 4

What do you need to win an extra trick in spades?

…in diamonds?

…in clubs?

Which will you try first?

Which will you try next?

6.
None Vul
S 2
H A 8 6 4 2
D A K Q 4
C Q J 10
Lead: S 9 Table
 
 
 
S A K Q J 10 7 6
H 5
D 7 6 3
7 S SouthC A 2

What do you need to win an extra trick in hearts?

…in diamonds?

…in clubs?

Which will you try first?

Which will you try next?

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© 1994 Richard Pavlicek