Exercise 6C47 by Richard Pavlicek
As South, answer each question about the play.
How many sure tricks?
Which cards are your threats? (suit order)
On which round do you win the A? (1 2 3)
What is the best play?
A. Lead clubs first
B. Lead diamonds first
C. Lead spades first
Is it safe to give up the lead early?
A. Lead the Q from your hand
B. Lead the 3 and finesse the nine
C. Run the clubs immediately
10 S8 D7 3 A 8 HK D9 N C
On which round do you win the A? (1 2)
A. Lead all your trumps
B. Win A-K and ruff a spade
C. Give up a club trick
Which threat suit contains a crucial entry?
B. A; club ruff; lead all your trumps
C. Win three diamonds then lead trumps
9 S9 C9 2 A 11 H9 C10 H B
How many trumps do you lead immediately?
A. Diamond ruff; finish trumps
B. Diamond ruff; heart ruff; finish trumps
C. Lead the Q and let it ride
A. Run the clubs then the diamonds
B. Run the clubs then the hearts
C. Run the hearts then the clubs
11 SQ H6 3 B 11 SJ D8 D C
© 1990 Richard Pavlicek