Exercise 4Q41 Main |
| by Richard Pavlicek |

Fill in the missing North-South calls and answer each question.

Enter calls like this: P 1H 2C 3N 4S 6D

1. None vul | A 10 8 K 7 6 A K J Q 7 5 2 |
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Lead: 2 | ||||||||||||||||||||

4 South | Q J 9 7 3 9 8 5 2 2 A K 3 |

Assuming a trump loser, how many sure tricks?

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

…in diamonds?

…in clubs?

Which of your chances is the least likely?

Will you finesse the spade at trick one?

Which of your chances will you try first?

…which next?

…which last?

Top Nine Chances |

2. E-W vul | A 6 3 K 8 7 Q 4 3 K 6 5 4 |
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Lead: 2 | ||||||||||||||||||||||

4 South | Q 7 5 A Q 10 9 6 3 A 5 Q 2 |

Counting one club trick, how many sure tricks?

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

…in diamonds?

…in clubs if West has four or more clubs?

Which of your chances is the least likely?

In clubs, which card will you lead first?

Which of your chances will you try first?

…which next?

…which last?

Top Nine Chances |

3. Both vul | K 7 6 A K J 5 Q 5 4 3 A Q |
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Lead: J | ||||||||||||||||||||||

6 South | A 5 3 2 Q 8 7 6 3 2 A 6 4 |

Counting one spade ruff, how many sure tricks?

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

…in diamonds if West has five or more diamonds?

…in clubs?

Which of your chances is the least likely?

In spades, will you cash both top honors first?

Which of your chances will you try first?

…which next?

…which last?

Top Nine Chances |

© 1995 Richard Pavlicek