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Fun with Throw-Ins


As South, answer each question about the play.

1. 3 NT South

S A K 8 3 2
H 10 9 8
D 9 7 4
C 10 3
Lead: C 8Table
S Q 5
H A 6 5
D A K 2
C A Q 7 5 4
None Vul

West

Pass
Pass
North

1 S
3 NT
East

Pass
All Pass
South
1 C
2 NT

You put up dummy’s C 10 at trick one and it wins — not surprisingly when West’s 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 card will you lead at trick two? _____

How many H and D tricks would you like to duck? _____

What will be your last three cards? _____ _____ _____

Assuming East has spades stopped, which card will you lead from North? _____

Which card will you play from your hand? _____

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S 9 5 2
H Q 6 4
D K 9 3
C A 9 7 6
Lead: S 8Table
S K 10 3
H A 5 3
D A Q 8 7 6 5 2
C
Both Vul

West

Pass
All Pass
North

3 D
East
1 S
3 H
South
2 D
5 D

East wins the S A and returns the S Q to your king as West follows with the S 4.

How many sure tricks do you have? _____

Which suit contains a tenace holding? _____

Which opponent do you plan a throw-in against? _____

Do you plan to lead out all of your trumps? _____

How many hearts is East likely to have? _____

What will be your last three cards? _____ _____ _____

Assuming you opt for the throw-in play, which card will you lead? _____

Afterthought: What is the best contract on this deal? _____

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S Q 3 2
H 7 6 2
D K Q J 8
C A 5 4
Lead: H 8Table
S A K 7 4
H A Q
D A 10 3 2
C Q J 9
N-S Vul

West

Pass
All Pass
North

4 NT
East
3 H
Pass
South
3 NT
6 NT

East ducks and you win the H Q. You next lead the C Q, West plays the king and you win dummy’s ace.

How many sure tricks do you have? _____

Which suit contains a tenace holding? _____

Which opponent do you plan a throw-in against? _____

What will be North’s last three cards? _____ _____ _____

What will be your last three cards? _____ _____ _____

Which hand must be on lead at this point? _____

Assuming you opt for the throw-in play, which card will you lead? _____

Aren’t you glad this is the last question? _____

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Answers

1.8
C 
West
H 10
3
C A-Q-7
C 3
C 7

2.10
H 
East
Yes
5
S 10 H A-5
S 10
3 NT

3.11
C 
West
H 7 C 5-4
S 7 C J-9
South
S 7
Yes!

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