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Make 36 Hearts!


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

1. 6 H South

S A Q 5 4
H 8 7 6 5
D A J 10 4
C 4
Lead: C QTableTrumps split 2-1
S 10 9 8
H A K Q J 10 9
D 3
C A K 2

Which two suits contain a tenace? _____ _____

Which suit will you eliminate early? _____

How will you execute your endplay? _____

  1. Lead the S 10 and let it ride
  2. Lead a diamond to the jack
  3. Lead the C 2 and pitch a spade
2. 6 H South

S K 6 5 4
H A 8 7 6
D K 3
C A 10 9
Lead: D 10TableTrumps split 3-1
S A 9 8 7
H K Q J 5 3
D A 2
C K J

Which two suits contain a tenace? _____ _____

Which two suits will you eliminate early? _____ _____

How will you execute your endplay? _____

  1. Duck the first round of spades
  2. Win one top spade then duck a spade
  3. Win both top spades then lead a spade
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S K 2
H K Q 10 6 2
D 8 7 2
C A J 2
Lead: C KTableTrumps split 2-1
S A 5 4 3
H A J 9 8 7
D A Q 6
C 3

Which two suits contain a tenace? _____ _____

Which suit will you eliminate early? _____

How will you execute your endplay? _____

  1. Lead the D 8 and let it ride
  2. Lead the C J and pitch a diamond
  3. Lead the 4th spade; pitch a diamond
4. 6 H South

S A Q 4
H K 10 8 4
D K Q
C A J 4 2
Lead: S JTableTrumps split 3-1
S 5 2
H A Q J 9 5
D A 4 2
C K 10 3

Which two suits contain a tenace? _____ _____

Will you take the spade finesse at trick one? _____

How will you execute your endplay? _____

  1. Win the top clubs and exit with a club
  2. Pitch a club on D A and lead a spade
  3. Pitch a spade on D A and lead a spade
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S A 2
H A 7 6 5 4
D J 10 9
C K 9 4
Lead: S 6Table
S K 5
H J 10 9 8 2
D A K Q
C A 8 6

Which suit contains a tenace? _____

Will you take a finesse in the trump suit? _____

How will you execute your endplay? _____

  1. Win the top S/D then lead a heart
  2. Win the top S/D/C then lead a heart
  3. Win the top S/D/C then lead a club
6. 6 H South

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

Which two suits contain a tenace? _____ _____

How many trumps do the opponents have? _____

How will you execute your endplay? _____

  1. Lead a spade to the jack
  2. Pitch a club on the D A
  3. Pitch a club on the fourth spade
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Answers

1.S D
C 
B

2.S C
C D
A

3.D C
S 
B

4.S C
No
C

5.None
No
B

6.S C
None
B

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