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Six Notrump On Ice


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

1.
S A K J 9 2
H 5 2
D Q
C A K 8 6 2
Lead: H JTable
S 10
H A K Q 4 3
D A K 6 3 2
C J 10
Both Vul

West

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

How many top tricks do you have? _____

Will you win the first trick or duck? _____

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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S A Q J 10
H A 4
D J 10 9 8 7
C 3 2
Lead: S 4Table
S K
H K Q 3
D A Q
C A Q 9 7 6 5 4
N-S Vul

West

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

How many top tricks do you have? _____

Will you win the first trick with the S A or S K? _____

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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S J 10 9 3 2
H J 10 4 3
D 10 3
C 9 3
Lead: C QTable
S A Q
H A Q
D A K Q J 2
C A K 10 2
E-W Vul

West

Pass
Pass
Pass
North

2 D
3 S
4 H
East

Pass
Pass
Pass
South
2 C
3 D
4 C
6 NT (AP)

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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Answers

1.10
Win
D 2
S 2
4
3
3
2

2.9
S A
S QD Q
S JD A
4
3
4
1

3.9
S Q
H Q
C 2
2
2
5
3

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