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Tough Card Combinations


What is usually the best play of each card combination at notrump? You may lead from either hand unless stated otherwise. Assume East or West plays a low card as second hand.

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 6 5 4
Table
Q 10 9 8

Lead the _____ and play the _____
then
Lead the _____ and play the _____

4.
A 6 5 4
Table
Q 10 9 3

Lead the _____ and play the _____
then
Lead the _____ and play the _____

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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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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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Answers

1.4Q

2.3J

3.104
Q5

4.3A
410

5.59

6.Q2

7.3A
2Q

8.2K
3A

9.4K

10.102

11.410
Q5

12.5Q
4K

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