Main   Exercise 4Q59 by Richard Pavlicek  

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.
None Vul
S 7 6 5 4
H A
D 4 3 2
C A K 8 6 5
Lead: H 5 Table
 
 
 
S A 3 2
H K 7 4
D A K 8 6 5
3 NT SouthC 7 2

What do you need to win an extra trick in diamonds?

…in clubs?

Which is more likely?

Which will you try first?

2.
None Vul
S 9 6 5
H J 5 4 2
D A K J 4
C J 3
Lead: S 2 Table
 
 
 
S A 8 4
H A K 7 3
D 3 2
4 H SouthC K Q 7 2

What do you need to win an extra trick in hearts?

…in diamonds?

Which is more likely?

Which will you try first?

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3.
None Vul
S 4 3 2
H A Q 2
D A 4 2
C A 5 4 2
Lead: H J Table
 
 
 
S K Q J 10 8 6
H 4 3
D K 5 3
4 S SouthC Q 3

What do you need to win an extra trick in hearts?

…in clubs?

Which is more likely?

Which will you try first?

4.
None Vul
S A K 5 4 3
H 7 6 2
D K 5 4 3
C A
Lead: C 7 Table
 
 
 
S
H K Q J 10 9 8
D A 9 8 7 6
6 H SouthC 5 2

What do you need to win an extra trick in spades?

…in diamonds?

Which is more likely?

Which will you try first?

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5.
None Vul
S A 5
H 7 2
D A Q 10 4 3
C K 6 5 3
Lead: H Q Table
 
 
 
S K J 7
H A K 5
D K 9 5 2
6 NT SouthC A 7 4

What do you need to win an extra trick in spades?

…in clubs?

Which is more likely?

Which will you try first?

6.
None Vul
S 6 5 4
H 7
D A K J 10 9
C 7 5 4 2
Lead: C 10 Table
 
 
 
S A Q 7 2
H A J 10
D Q 5
6 NT SouthC A K Q J

What do you need to win an extra trick in spades?

…in hearts?

Which is more likely?

Which will you try first?

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© 1994 Richard Pavlicek