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Playing To Win


As South, the key play to make each of these contracts comes at trick one or two.
Briefly state what you would do. Assume it is IMPs (ignore overtricks).

1. 3 NT South

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

Trick 1: _____

Trick 2: _____

2. 3 NT South

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

Trick 1: _____

Trick 2: _____

3. 3 NT South

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

Trick 1: _____

Trick 2: _____ TopMain

4. 4 H South

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

Trick 1: _____

Trick 2: _____

5. 4 H South

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

Trick 1: _____

Trick 2: _____

6. 4 H South

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

Trick 1: _____

Trick 2: _____ TopMain

7. 6 S South

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

Trick 1: _____

Trick 2: _____

8. 6 S South

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

Trick 1: _____

Trick 2: _____

9. 6 S South

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

Trick 1: _____

Trick 2: _____ TopMain

Answers

 1.Win H A
S K to ace
 2.Win S A
Lead D J
 3.Win S A
D 6 to 10
 4.Win H A
Duck D
 5.Win S A
Lead H 4
 6.Ruff w/ace
Lead H 4
 7.Ruff
Duck S
 8.Win D A
D pitch H
 9.Duck H J
Pray
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