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 clubB. Win the A-KC. 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 tenB. Lead the 3 and play the kingC. Lead the 3 and finesse the queen
A. Lead the 3 and play the jackB. Lead the 2 and finesse the jackC. Lead the 2 and finesse the nine
How many sure tricks?
A. Win the A-KB. Win the A then finesse the jackC. Lead diamonds
Besides hearts, what other suits have chances?
Which heart will you play from dummy at trick one?
A. Duck a diamondB. Play the A-K and another diamondC. Lead a club to the king
Is a finesse normal with 10 cards missing the king?
A. Lead the 10 and let rideB. Lead the 10 and play the aceC. Win the A and ruff a heart
© 1994 Richard Pavlicek