Exercise 4T41 by Richard Pavlicek
As South, answer each question. Assume you are playing matchpoint duplicate bridge.
No enemy bidding
What is your chance (%) to win three heart tricks?
two diamond tricks?
What is the best play?
A. Lead a diamondB. Play the A and another heartC. Duck a heart
Do you win the first trick?
After winning the A, which suit do you lead?
What will you do later?
A. Duck the first round of trumpsB. Win K-A then lead the 4C. Win K-A then lead another spade
Who has the K?
Are your chances Good, Fair or Poor? (G F P)
A. Win the J and lead the JB. Win the J and run the clubsC. Win Q, J then lead the 2
Which suit offers the only chance for a 10th trick?
Can it work legitimately?
A. Win the A and duck a heartB. Win the A and lead a clubC. Duck the opening lead
How will the missing hearts usually divide?
the missing spades?
A. Discard the 4B. Ruff and lead the 4 to the jackC. Ruff, play A-K and ruff a heart
Assuming normal defense, who has the Q?
Do you win the first club?
A. Duck the first round of trumpsB. Win K-A and ruff a diamondC. Win A, K-A and ruff a diamond
© 1994 Richard Pavlicek