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Playing To Win

As declarer, enter your plays to the first two tricks at IMP scoring.
Assume West or East follows with a low card unless specified.

1. 3 NTS K
H A 6 2
D A 9 6 4 2
C A 7 6 2
Lead: H 10 Table
 
 
 
S A J 10 9 7 4
H K 3
D Q 3
C Q 8 4

Trick 1 heart plays:

Trick 2 lead & play:

2. 3 NTS Q J 10
H 4 3
D A Q 10 9 4 3
C 4 3
Lead: S 5 TableEast plays S 8
 
 
 
S A 7 4
H A K 7 2
D J 2
C A K 5 2

Trick 1 spade plays:

Trick 2 lead & play:

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

Trick 1 spade plays:

Trick 2 lead & play:

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

Trick 1 heart plays:

Trick 2 lead & play:

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

Trick 1 spade plays:

Trick 2 lead & play:

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

Trick 1 plays:

Trick 2 lead & play:

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

Trick 1 plays:

Trick 2 lead & play:

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

Trick 1 diam. plays:

Trick 2 lead & play:

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

Trick 1 heart plays:

Do you feel lucky, punk?

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