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First Trick Blues


You, South, are declarer in the contract shown and West leads a spade. Decide which spade you would normally play from dummy.

1. 3 NT South

10 8
4Table
A K 5 3

Your play from North? _____

What is the most spades West could have? _____

2. 3 NT South

K Q 5 4
6Table
10 7 3

Your play from North? _____

How many spades does East have above the six? _____

3. 3 NT South

A 8 2
KTable
J 9 3

Your play from North? _____

Which card will you play from your hand? _____

4. 3 NT South

Q 10 2
3Table
A J

Your play from North? _____

How many spades does West probably have? _____

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K 9 6 3
10Table
A 8 2

Your play from North? _____

What would you play if West had led the queen? _____

6. 3 NT South

A Q 4
JTable
9 5 2

Your play from North? _____

What would you play if West had led the six? _____

7. 4 H South

Q 10 8
4Table
A J 9

Your play from North? _____

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

8. 4 H South

A Q J 3
6Table
K 5 4

Your play from North? _____

What would you play if you did not have king? _____

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Q 5 4 3
JTable
A 7 2

Your play from North? _____

Who probably holds the king? _____

10. 4 H South

A J 10 8 7
2Table
Q 6 5

Your play from North? _____

How many spades does West probably have? _____

11. 4 H South

Q J 7 2
5Table
8

Your play from North? _____

What is the most spades West could have? _____

12. 4 H South

K 7 2
QTable
10 5 4

Your play from North? _____

What would you play if West had led the jack? _____

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Answers

1.10
5

2.4
1

3.2
9

4.Q
4

5.K
3

6.A
4

7.Q
J

8.J
J

9.3
East

10.A
1

11.2
6

12.2
K

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