Main   Exercise 4U17 by Richard Pavlicek  

Make the Winning Play

As declarer, decide your play to the first trick and what you will lead next.

1. 3 NTS 10 9
H K 7 5 4
D 9 4 3
C A K 7 6
Lead: C 3 Table
 
 
 
S J 8 6 5
H A J 3
D A K 7 5
C Q J

Which club do you win?

What do you lead next?

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

Which spade do you win?

What do you lead next?

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

Your play from dummy?

What do you lead next?

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

Your play from dummy?

What do you lead next?

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

Do you win the H A?

Which suit will you lead?

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

Which club do you win?

What do you lead next?

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

Which spade do you win?

What do you lead next?

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

Your heart play from hand?

Which suit will you lead?

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

Which club do you win?

Which suit will you lead?

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© 1994 Richard Pavlicek