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Made To Be Endplayed


As South, answer each question about the play.

1. 4 S South

S 8 6 4 2
H A K Q 2
D 10 9 2
C A 3
Lead: H JTable
S A K 7 5 3
H 4 3
D Q 6 5 4
C K 2
Both Vul

West

Pass
All Pass
North

3 S
East

Pass
South
1 S
4 S

Assuming a 3-1 trump break, how many sure tricks can you win? _____

What is the critical suit that you hope to force an opponent to lead? _____

After winning the opening lead, how many rounds of trumps will you lead? _____

Does it matter which opponent has three trumps? _____

Which side suit will you lead first? _____

Which side suit will you lead next? _____

Which suit do you expect to lead to put an opponent on lead? _____

How would you rate your chances to succeed? _____

  1. Almost certain
  2. Fair
  3. Poor
TopMain 2. 6 H South

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

West

Pass
Pass
Pass
North
1 C
3 H
5 H
6 D
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
South
2 H
4 NT
5 NT
6 H (AP)

Assuming a 2-1 trump break, how many sure tricks can you win? _____

What is the critical suit that you hope to force an opponent to lead? _____

After winning the opening lead, how many rounds of trumps will you lead? _____

Do you plan to take the club finesse? _____

Do you plan to take the spade finesse? _____

Which suit will you ruff before the endplay? _____

Which suit do you expect to lead to put an opponent on lead? _____

How would you rate your chances to succeed? _____

  1. Almost certain
  2. Fair
  3. Poor
TopMain 3. 6 S South

S Q J 10 4
H K 8 3 2
D A 3
C K 6 3
Lead: D KTable
S A K 9 8 5
H A 9 6
D J 4
C A J 2
N-S Vul

West

Pass
Pass
All Pass
North

3 S
4 D
East

Pass
Pass
South
1 S
4 C
6 S?

Assuming a 3-1 trump break, how many sure tricks can you win? _____

Which suit (if led by an opponent) might give you the contract? _____

After winning the opening lead, how many rounds of trumps will you lead? _____

Do you plan to take the club finesse? _____

Will you cash your top clubs before the endplay? _____

How many hearts will you cash before the endplay? _____

Which suit do you expect to lead to put an opponent on lead? _____

How would you rate your chances to succeed? _____

  1. Almost certain
  2. Fair
  3. Poor
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Answers

1.9
D 
2
No
C 
H 
S 
B

2.11
S 
2
No
No
C 
D 
A

3.10
D 
3
Yes
Yes
2
D 
C

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