Exercise 4Q35 by Richard Pavlicek
As South, answer each question about the play. Assume no enemy bidding.
How many top tricks?
Which suit offers the best chance to succeed?
Which suit offers another chance?
What is the best play?
A. Cash the A-KB. Finesse diamonds then heartsC. Finesse hearts then diamonds
Which two suits offer additional chances?
A. Lead a heart to the queenB. Lead a diamond to the jackC. Duck a club
A. Win the AB. Finesse the QC. Duck the diamond lead
Which card in West allows you to succeed?
Which card in East allows you to succeed?
A. Lead a heart to the jackB. Lead a diamond to the jackC. Lead a diamond to the king
Which card might fall to allow you to succeed?
Is there a squeeze chance? If so, which two suits?
A. Duck a diamondB. Win the A-K and ruff a heartC. Lead all your trumps
A. Lead the J and let it rideB. Ruff a heartC. Give up a diamond
© 1998 Richard Pavlicek