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2002-Way Finesses

The year 2002 is a palindrome!


Two-way finesses have a similar characteristic. Assume you are declarer in 3 NT and need the number of tricks stated. Choose A or B.

Warning: You’d better get at least nine right since this quiz won’t reappear until 2112.

1. Win 4

A 10 2
Table
K J 9 8

What is your play? _____

  1. Win the ace; run the 10
  2. Win the king; finesse the 10
2. Win 4

A J 10 5
Table
K 6 4 2

What is your play? _____

  1. Win the ace; run the jack
  2. Win the king; finesse the jack
3. Win 4

A J 6 5
Table
K 10 8 2

What is your play? _____

  1. Win the ace; run the jack
  2. Win the king; run the 10
4. Win 5

A J
Table
K 10 5 4 3

What is your play? _____

  1. Win the ace; run the jack
  2. Finesse the jack
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A J 6 2
Table
K 9 4 3

What is your play? _____

  1. Finesse the jack
  2. Win the king; finesse the jack
6. Win 3

A J 6 2
Table
K 9 4 3

What is your play? _____

  1. Win the ace; finesse the nine
  2. Win the king; finesse the jack
7. Win 5

A 8 7 6 5
Table
K 10 4 3

What is your play? _____

  1. Win the ace first
  2. Win the king first
8. Win 5

A J 7 6 5
Table
K 9 4 3 2

What is your play? _____

  1. Win the ace first
  2. Win the king first
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Q 9
Table
K 10 3 2

What is your play? _____

  1. Lead to the queen; run the nine
  2. Finesse the nine
10. Win 3

Q 10 9
Table
K 8 7 6

What is your play? _____

  1. Lead to the queen; run the 10
  2. Finesse the 10
11. Win 2

Q 9 3 2
Table
J 6 5 4

What is your play? _____

  1. Lead to the queen first
  2. Lead to the jack first
12. Win 5

A Q 3 2
Table
K 9 8 7 6

What is your play? _____

  1. Win the ace first
  2. Win the king first
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Answers

1.A

2.B

3.A

4.B

5.A

6.A

7.A

8.B

9.B

10.A

11.B

12.B

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