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Unusual Bidding and Play


Fill in the missing North-South bids and answer each question.

1. 4 C South

S 2
H 5 2
D A K 4 3 2
C K J 9 7 4
Lead: S KTable
S A 10 8 4
H J 4 3
D Q 5
C 10 8 3 2
None Vul

West

1 S

3 S
North

_____

_____
East

Pass

Pass
South

_____

_____

How many top tricks do you have? _____

How many spades is West likely to hold? _____

Will you cash the top diamonds right away to discard a heart? _____

With no enemy bidding, what is the proper way to play the club suit? _____

  1. Lead up to the king
  2. Lead the 10 and let it ride
  3. Lead the jack and cry, “Help!”
Based on the bidding, who do you think has the C A? _____

How will you play the clubs in this case? _____

TopMain 2. 3 C South

S A 2
H 7 4
D Q 10 8 6 3
C K 8 7 6
Lead: H KTable
S K 10 5 4 3
H Q 8 5
D 5
C A 5 3 2
E-W Vul

West

1 H

Pass
North

_____

_____
East

2 H

Pass
South

_____

_____

Assuming a normal trump break, how many top tricks do you have? _____

What is your primary plan in the play? _____

  1. Set up the spade suit
  2. Set up the diamond suit
  3. Ruff a heart
What is your secondary plan? _____

At trick two West leads the C 10. Do you win the king or the ace? _____

Which card do you lead next? _____

Which card do you lead next? _____

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S 8
H A Q 9 7 5
D K J 9 8 3
C 6 4
Lead: S KTable
S A 6 4 3
H 2
D A Q 10 2
C 8 7 5 3
None Vul

West



1 C
North



_____
East



Pass
South

_____

_____

How many top tricks do you have? _____

Based on the bidding, which opponent is more likely to hold the H K? _____

What is your plan in the play? _____

  1. Set up the heart suit
  2. Crossruff
  3. Claim early before anyone notices
Will you take the heart finesse? _____

How many rounds of trump do you intend to lead? _____

Which will you ruff first: a spade in dummy or a heart in your hand? _____

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Answers

1.2 NT3 C
Pass4 C
7
6
No
B
West
A

2.PassPass
2 NT3 C
5
A
C
King
S A
S 2

3.Pass
2 NT5 D
7
West
B
No
None
Heart

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