Exercise 6E41 by Richard Pavlicek
As South, answer each question about the play.
You put up dummys 10 at trick one and it wins not surprisingly when Wests lead is fourth-best.
How many sure tricks do you have?
Which suit contains a tenace holding?
Which opponent do you plan a throw-in against?
Which suit will you lead at trick two?
How many red-suit tricks would you like to duck?
What will be the last three cards in your hand?
Assuming East has spades stopped, which card will you lead from dummy?
Which card will you play from your hand?
East wins the A and returns the Q to your king as West follows with the 4.
What will you discard on dummys A?
Is it necessary to ruff a club in your hand?
How many trumps will you lead (or ruff clubs with)?
Assuming you opt for the throw-in play, which card will you lead?
Afterthought: What is the best contract on this deal?
East ducks and you win the Q. You next lead the Q, West plays the king and you win dummys ace.
Which suit will you run first?
East follows once then pitches three hearts. Which card will you cash next?
West sheds a club. Which spade will you win first?
Which spade will you win next?
If both follow, which suit will you lead next?
© 1990 Richard Pavlicek