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Twelve Chances


As South, you should find two distinct chances to make each of the six contracts. What are they, which is more likely, and which will you try first?

1. 3 NT South

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

What is one chance? _____

What is the other? _____

Which is more likely? _____

Which will you try first? _____

2. 4 H South

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

What is one chance? _____

What is the other? _____

Which is more likely? _____

Which will you try first? _____

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

What is one chance? _____

What is the other? _____

Which is more likely? _____

Which will you try first? _____

4. 6 H South

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

What is one chance? _____

What is the other? _____

Which is more likely? _____

Which will you try first? _____

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

What is one chance? _____

What is the other? _____

Which is more likely? _____

Which will you try first? _____

6. 6 NT South

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

What is one chance? _____

What is the other? _____

Which is more likely? _____

Which will you try first? _____

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Answers

1.D 3-2
C 3-3
D 
D 

2.H Q-x
D Q West
D 
H 

3.H K West
C K East
C 
C 

4.S 4-4
D 2-2
D 
S 

5.S Q East
C 3-3
S 
C 

6.S K East
H K-Q E
S 
H 

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