Exercise 6C53 by Richard Pavlicek
As South, answer each question about the play. Assume you are playing in amatchpoint pairs event, and your opponents did not bid unless stated.
How many top tricks?
Which cards are your threats? (suit order)
On which round do you win the A? (1 2 3)
What is your plan?
A. Run the spades then the clubs
B. Run the clubs then the spades
C. Lead the 10 and let it ride
In which suit can you gain a trick by ruffing?
How would you begin?
A. Duck a club
B. Lead a diamond
C. Cash one trump then lead a diamond
After ruffing third heart, what will you lead?
A. Lead all your trumps
B. Ruff one diamond then lead trumps
C. Lead the 2 and finesse the ten
West leads K at trick two. Do you win the ace?
A. Ruff one spade then finish trumps
B. Ruff two spades then finish trumps
C. Ruff three spades
Which suit provides two more tricks by ruffing?
A. Duck the opening lead
B. Win the A and draw trumps
C. Win the A and cash the A
How many clubs can you afford to lead early?
A. Duck a heart
B. Win the A then duck a heart
C. Win the A-K then call Richard
© 1998 Richard Pavlicek