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Make the Winning Play


As South, the key declarer play on each deal comes early. Decide where you will win the first trick and what you will do next.

1. 3 NT South

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

Trick 1: _____

Next: _____

2. 4 S South

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

Trick 1: _____

Next: _____

3. 6 S South

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

Trick 1: _____

Next: _____

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

Trick 1: _____

Next: _____

5. 4 S South

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

Trick 1: _____

Next: _____

6. 6 H South

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

Trick 1: _____

Next: _____

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

Trick 1: _____

Next: _____

8. 4 S South

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

Trick 1: _____

Next: _____

9. 6 S South

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

Trick 1: _____

Next: _____

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Answers

1.Win C Q
Lead S 5

2.Win S K
Lead D J

3.Ruff low
S 4 to jack

4.Win D
Lead H 10

5.Win H A
S K-A

6.Win C
D Q-K-A

7.Win S K
Lead H 4

8.Win H
Lead S 3

9.Win C K
Lead C 3

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