Main   Exercise 4Q53 by Richard Pavlicek  

Now’s Your Chance!


As South, answer each question about the play.

1. 3 NT South

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

How many top tricks? _____

Which suit offers the best chance to succeed? _____

Which suit offers the next best chance? _____

What is the best play? _____

  1. Duck a club
  2. Win the C A-K
  3. Win the C A then finesse the S Q

2. 3 NT South

S K 10 9 7
H 10
D A Q 8 6 4
C K Q 4
Lead: H 5TableEast wins H A then leads H 2
S 4 3
H K Q J
D 7 5 3
C A J 10 9 8

How many top tricks? _____

Which two suits offer chances to succeed? _____ _____

Will you run the club suit right away? _____

What is the best play? _____

  1. Lead the S 3 and finesse the ten
  2. Lead the S 3 and play the king
  3. Lead the D 3 and finesse the queen
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3. 3 NT South

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

How many top tricks? _____

Which suit offers the best chance to succeed? _____

Which suit offers the next best chance? _____

What is the best play? _____

  1. Lead the H 3 and play the jack
  2. Lead the D 2 and finesse the jack
  3. Lead the D 2 and finesse the nine

4. 4 H South

S A 2
H K Q 3
D 9 8 7 5
C K J 7 2
Lead: S JTableYou draw trumps (3-2)
S K 7
H A J 10 8 5
D 6 3 2
C A 6 5

How many sure tricks? _____

Which suit offers the best chance to succeed? _____

Which suit offers the next best chance? _____

What is the best play? _____

  1. Win the C A-K
  2. Win the C A then finesse the jack
  3. Lead diamonds
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5. 4 S South

S A J 9 3
H A Q 5
D 5 3 2
C K 8 3
Lead: H 4TableYou draw trumps (2-2)
S K Q 10 7 6
H 8 6 2
D A K 6 4
C 2

How many sure tricks? _____

Besides hearts, what other suits have chances? _____ _____

Which heart will you play from dummy at trick one? _____

What is the best play? _____

  1. Duck a diamond
  2. Play the D A-K and another diamond
  3. Lead a club to the king

6. 4 S South

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

How many sure tricks? _____

Which two suits offer chances to succeed? _____ _____

Is a finesse normal with 10 cards missing the king? _____

What is the best play? _____

  1. Lead the S 10 and let ride
  2. Lead the S 10 and play the ace
  3. Win the H A and ruff a heart
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Answers

 1.6
C 
S 
B
 2.8
D S
No
B
 3.8
D 
H 
A
 4.9
C 
D 
C
 5.8
C D
H 5
C
 6.9
H S
Yes
B
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