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 firstB. Lead diamonds firstC. Lead spades first
Is it safe to give up the lead early?
A. Lead the Q from your handB. Lead the 3 and finesse the nineC. 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 trumpsB. Win A-K and ruff a spadeC. Give up a club trick
Which threat suit contains a crucial entry?
A. Lead all your trumpsB. A; club ruff; lead all your trumpsC. 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 trumpsB. Diamond ruff; heart ruff; finish trumpsC. Lead the Q and let it ride
A. Run the clubs then the diamondsB. Run the clubs then the heartsC. Run the hearts then the clubs
11 SQ H6 3 B 11 SJ D8 D C
© 1990 Richard Pavlicek