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Six Notrump On Ice

Brrr! These three 6 NT contracts are ice cold!
As South, can you find the plays to guarantee making each one?

1.
Both Vul
S A K J 9 2
H 5 2
D Q
C A K 8 6 2
West

Pass
Pass
Pass
All Pass
North
1 S
3 C
4 C
5 H
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
South
2 H
3 D
4 NT
6 NT
Lead: H J Table
 
 
 
S 10
H A K Q 4 3
D A K 6 3 2
6 NT SouthC J 10

How many top tricks do you have?

Will you Win the first trick or Duck? (W D)

Once on lead, which card will you lead first?

Which card will you lead next?

How many tricks will you win in spades?

…in hearts?

…in diamonds?

…in clubs?

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2.
N-S Vul
S A Q J 10
H A 4
D J 10 9 8 7
C 3 2
West

Pass
Pass
Pass
All Pass
North
1 D
2 S
5 H
6 C
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
South
2 C
4 NT
5 NT
6 NT
Lead: S 4 Table
 
 
 
S K
H K Q 3
D A Q
6 NT SouthC A Q 9 7 6 5 4

How many top tricks do you have?

Which spade (ace or king) will you win at trick one?

Which cards will you play at trick two?

Which cards will you play at trick three?

How many tricks will you win in spades?

…in hearts?

…in diamonds?

…in clubs?

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3.
E-W Vul
S J 10 9 3 2
H J 10 4 3
D 10 3
C 9 3
West

Pass
Pass
Pass
All Pass
North

2 D
3 S
4 H
East

Pass
Pass
Pass
South
2 C
3 D
4 C
6 NT
Lead: C Q Table
 
 
 
S A Q
H A Q
D A K Q J 2
6 NT SouthC A K 10 2

How many top tricks do you have?

Which card will you lead at trick two?

It wins! Which card will you lead next?

It wins! Which card will you lead next?

How many tricks will you win in spades?

…in hearts?

…in diamonds?

…in clubs?

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© 1994 Richard Pavlicek