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Unblocking Plays


As South, answer each question about the play.

1. 3 NT South

S 4 2
H A K 10 4 3 2
D Q 4
C A 10 8
Lead: D JTableNorth covers, East plays D K
S Q 9 3
H Q
D A 8 6 2
C K Q 9 7 6

Will you use the holdup play at trick one? _____

What are your plays at the next trick? _____ _____

Your next trick? _____ _____

2. 3 NT South

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

Do you win the first or second spade lead? _____

What are your plays at the next trick? _____ _____

Your next trick? _____ _____

West had one diamond. Your next trick? _____ _____

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

Is West’s lead a long suit or a short suit? _____

What are your plays at trick one? _____ _____

Trick two? _____ _____

4. 4 S South

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

What are your plays at trick one? _____ _____

Trick two? _____ _____

The finesse works. Trick three? _____ _____

Trumps break 3-2. Trick four? _____ _____

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

Will you take the club finesse at trick one? _____

Once on lead, what is your next trick? _____ _____

Your next trick? _____ _____

6. 7 D South

S
H A 3 2
D Q J 10 9
C Q J 10 9 8 7
Lead: D 2TableEast plays C 2
S K Q J 10 9 8
H
D A K 8 7 6
C A K

What are your plays at trick two? _____ _____

Trick three? _____ _____

Trick four? _____ _____

Which cards will you discard on dummy’s last trump and H A? _____ _____

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Answers

1.No
H QH 2
C KC 10

2.2nd
D KD 2
D 7D Q
S 4D 8

3.Short
H 2H A
S AS Q

4.S 9S Q
H 5H J
S 10S K
H 6H Q

5.No
H KH 3
C QC 5

6.H 2D K
D 7D 10
H 3D A
C KC A

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