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Nine Chances


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

1. 4 S South

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

West



Pass

Pass
North

_____

_____

_____
East

Pass

Pass

All Pass
South

_____

_____

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? _____

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S A 6 3
H K 8 7
D Q 4 3
C K 6 5 4
Lead: H 2Table
S Q 7 5
H A Q 10 9 6 3
D A 5
C Q 2
E-W Vul

West



Pass

Pass
North



_____

_____
East



Pass

Pass
South

_____

_____

_____

Counting one club trick, how many sure tricks? _____

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

…in diamonds? _____

…in 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? _____

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

West



Pass

Pass
North

_____

_____

_____
East

Pass

Pass

Pass
South

_____

_____

_____

Counting one spade ruff, how many sure tricks? _____

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

…in 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? _____

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Answers

1.1 NT2 C
2 D3 S
4 S
9
H A West
D Q West
3-3 break
C 
Yes
D 
C 
H 

2.1 H
2 C2 H
3 H4 H
9
S K East
D K West
A-x-(x) E
C 
C 4
C 
D 
S 

3.1 D1 H
4 H4 S
5 C6 H
11
3-3 break
K-x-(x)
C K West
D 
Yes
D 
S 
C 

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