Main   Exercise 4V17 by Richard Pavlicek  

Tough Card Combinations

What is usually the best play of each suit holding at notrump? You may lead from either hand
unless stated otherwise. Assume second hand (West or East) follows with the lowest card.

1. Q J 3 2
Table
A 8 5 4

Lead the and play the

2. A J 2
Table
K 9 4 3

Lead the and play the

3. A 8 4 3
Table
Q 10 9 2

Lead the and play the then

Lead the and play the

4. A 5 4 3
Table
Q 10 9 2

Lead the and play the then

Lead the and play the

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5. K 10 6 5
Table
A 9 4

Lead the and play the

6. Q 10 9 8 3
Table
A 2

Lead the and play the

7. Q 10 9 4 3
North leadsTable
A 2

Lead the and play the then

Lead the and play the

8. A 10 9 8 2
North leadsTable
K 3

Lead the and play the then

Lead the and play the

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9. J 10 8 5 4
Table
K 7 6 3

Lead the and play the

10. A 10 8 7 5 4
Table
K 2

Lead the and play the

11. A K 6 5 4
Table
Q 10

Lead the and play the then

Lead the and play the

12. A K 10 6 5
North leadsTable
Q 4

Lead the and play the then

Lead the and play the

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