Exercise 6B41 by Richard Pavlicek
As South, assume your side is nonvulnerable at matchpoint duplicate bridge.
What is the normal contract?
What is the normal score if the club finesse loses?
On which round do you win the A? (1 2 3)
What is your best play?
A. Cash your top tricksB. Lead 3 to queen then finesse clubsC. Run the hearts then finesse clubs
Do you Win the first trick or Duck? (W D)
What is your likely score if you establish clubs?
A. Cash the top spadesB. Lead the 3 and finesse the jackC. Lead a club to the king
What is its normal score if played safely?
What are your spade plays at trick one?
A. Cash your top tricksB. Lead the 2 to the kingC. Lead the 3 and finesse the queen
What would be its score with normal suit breaks?
Is your contract Better or Worse? (B W)
A. Duck the opening leadB. Win the K and draw trumpsC. Win the K and lead a spade
A. Take your sure tricksB. Lead all the trumps; finesse QC. Lead all trumps; A; finesse Q
What is its normal score if the club suit runs?
With nine cards missing the queen, is a finesse normal?
A. Cash the K then the AB. Cash the K then finesse the jackC. Cash the A then lead the jack
© 1994 Richard Pavlicek