Main   Exercise 4V29 by Richard Pavlicek  

First Trick Blues

West leads a spade against the contract shown.
As South, decide which spade you would play from dummy and answer the question.

1. 3 NT10 8
4Table
West leadsA K 5 3

Your play from North:

What is the most spades West could have?

2. 3 NTK Q 5 4
6Table
West leads10 7 3

Your play from North:

How many spades does East have above the six?

3. 3 NTA 8 2
KTable
West leadsJ 9 3

Your play from North:

Which card will you play from your hand?

4. 3 NTQ 10 2
3Table
West leadsA J

Your play from North:

How many spades does West probably have?

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5. 3 NTK 9 6 3
10Table
West leadsA 8 2

Your play from North:

What would you play if West had led the queen?

6. 3 NTA Q 4
JTable
West leads9 5 2

Your play from North:

What would you play if West had led the six?

7. 4 HQ 10 8
4Table
West leadsA J 9

Your play from North:

If East plays low, what do you play from hand?

8. 4 HA Q J 3
6Table
West leadsK 5 4

Your play from North:

What would you play if you did not have king?

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9. 4 HQ 5 4 3
JTable
West leadsA 7 2

Your play from North:

Who probably holds the king?

10. 4 HA J 10 8 7
2Table
West leadsQ 6 5

Your play from North:

How many spades does West probably have?

11. 4 HQ J 7 2
5Table
West leads8

Your play from North:

What is the most spades West could have?

12. 4 HK 7 2
QTable
West leads10 5 4

Your play from North:

What would you play if West had led the jack?

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