Exercise 6A41 by Richard Pavlicek
Fill in the missing North-South bids and answer each question about the play.
East overtakes the K with the ace and returns the 6 to your jack and Wests queen. At trick three West shifts to the 4.
How many clubs did West probably start with?
Who likely has the Q?
Which diamond do you play from dummy?
Which opponent is likely to have longer spades?
How will you play spades?
A. Cash the K-A then lead a third spadeB. Win the A then lead the two and finesse the jackC. Win the K then run the jack through West
West next leads the 5 to Easts king which you ruff. You win the K (both follow) and the A, on which West pitches the 4.
Based on the bidding, how are the enemy diamonds probably divided?
how many hearts?
Who probably has Q?
What is the best play?
A. Win the A-K, A-K then lead a clubB. Win the A-K, A-K then lead a heartC. Give up a heart; if the hearts do not break, try the club finesse
You win the A and East plays the six. You next lead the 2 to your king, on which West annoyingly shows out, pitching a club.
At least, how many clubs did East start with?
What is the chance (%) that spades will break 3-3?
Which opponent will have the spade length?
Who has the Q?
A. Win the A-K-Q to discard a diamondB. Win the A-K and ruff a spade to establish the long spadeC. Win the Q, A, A, then give East his trump trick
© 1994 Richard Pavlicek