Exercise 4Q53 by Richard Pavlicek
As South, answer each question about the play.
How many top tricks?
Which suit offers the best chance to succeed?
Which suit offers the next best chance?
What is the best play?
A. Duck a club
B. Win the A-K
C. Win the A then finesse the Q
Which two suits offer chances to succeed?
Will you run the club suit right away?
A. Lead the 3 and finesse the ten
B. Lead the 3 and play the king
C. Lead the 3 and finesse the queen
A. Lead the 3 and play the jack
B. Lead the 2 and finesse the jack
C. Lead the 2 and finesse the nine
How many sure tricks?
A. Win the A-K
B. Win the A then finesse the jack
C. Lead diamonds
Besides hearts, what other suits have chances?
Which heart will you play from dummy at trick one?
A. Duck a diamond
B. Play the A-K and another diamond
C. Lead a club to the king
Is a finesse normal with 10 cards missing the king?
A. Lead the 10 and let ride
B. Lead the 10 and play the ace
C. Win the A and ruff a heart
© 1994 Richard Pavlicek