Main   Exercise 4R47 by Richard Pavlicek  

Make 36 Hearts!

As South, can you make six hearts six times? Choose the correct endplay (A, B or C).

1.
None Vul
S A Q 5 4
H 8 7 6 5
D A J 10 4
C 4
Lead: C Q TableTrumps split 2-1
 
 
 
S 10 9 8
H A K Q J 10 9
D 3
6 H SouthC A K 2

Which two suits contain a tenace?

Which suit will you eliminate early?

How will you execute your endplay?

A. Lead the S 10 and let it ride

B. Lead a diamond to the jack

C. Lead the C 2 and pitch a spade

2.
None Vul
S K 6 5 4
H A 8 7 6
D K 3
C A 10 9
Lead: D 10 TableTrumps split 3-1
 
 
 
S A 9 8 7
H K Q J 5 3
D A 2
6 H SouthC K J

Which two suits contain a tenace?

Which two suits will you eliminate early?

How will you execute your endplay?

A. Duck the first round of spades

B. Win one top spade then duck a spade

C. Win both top spades then lead a spade

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3.
None Vul
S K 2
H K Q 10 6 2
D 8 7 2
C A J 2
Lead: C K TableTrumps split 2-1
 
 
 
S A 5 4 3
H A J 9 8 7
D A Q 6
6 H SouthC 3

Which two suits contain a tenace?

Which suit will you eliminate early?

How will you execute your endplay?

A. Lead the D 8 and let it ride

B. Lead the C J and pitch a diamond

C. Lead the 4th spade; pitch a diamond

4.
None Vul
S A Q 4
H K 10 8 4
D K Q
C A J 4 2
Lead: S J TableTrumps split 3-1
 
 
 
S 5 2
H A Q J 9 5
D A 4 2
6 H SouthC K 10 3

Which two suits contain a tenace?

Will you take the spade finesse at trick one?

How will you execute your endplay?

A. Win the top clubs and exit with a club

B. Pitch a club on D A and lead a spade

C. Pitch a spade on D A and lead a spade

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

How many suits contain a tenace?

Will you take a finesse in the trump suit?

How will you execute your endplay?

A. Win the top S/D then lead a heart

B. Win the top S/D/C then lead a heart

C. Win the top S/D/C then lead a club

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

Which two suits contain a tenace?

How many trumps do the opponents have?

How will you execute your endplay?

A. Lead a spade to the jack

B. Pitch a club on the D A

C. Pitch a club on the fourth spade

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© 2007 Richard Pavlicek