Main   Exercise 6E44 by Richard Pavlicek  

Throw In the Towel

Fill in the missing North-South bids and answer each question.

1. S 6 4 2WestNorthEastSouth
None VulH A 8 3
D A 3 21 S
C A Q 7 2
 TablePassAll Pass
Lead: S 8 East plays S J
 
 
S A 10 3
H Q 7 4
D K 9 4
3 NT SouthC K 6 5 4

How many top tricks do you have?

How many tricks do you have if clubs break 3-2?

Which suit contains a tenace holding?

Which opponent is likely to be a throw-in victim?

On which round will you win the S A? (1 2 3)

You run four clubs and East sheds two diamonds. Which two winners will you cash next?

How many cards are left in your hand?

Which suit will you lead if you think East has H K-x?

Which suit will you lead if you think West has H K-x?

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2. S A 4WestNorthEastSouth
N-S VulH J 9 6 2
D A K 7 4Pass
C 8 6 2
 TablePassPass
Lead: H K East plays H 7
 
 
S K Q J 10 9 8
H 10 4
D 10 2
4 S SouthC A Q 4

How many top tricks do you have?

Which suit contains a tenace holding?

At trick two West leads the H 3 to East’s ace, then East returns the H 5. Will you ruff this trick?

Which opponent might be a throw-in victim?

How many rounds of trumps will you lead?

Which two winners will you cash next?

How many cards are left in dummy?

What will you lead if you think East has the C K?

What if you think West has the guarded C K?

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3. S A K 6 4WestNorthEastSouth
E-W VulH 3 2
D A K Q J2 HPass
C 8 6 4
 TablePassAll Pass
Lead: C J East plays C 7
 
 
S 9 5 3
H K 10 5
D 10 9 6 4
3 NT SouthC A K 3

How many top tricks do you have?

Which suit contains a tenace holding?

Which opponent might be a throw-in victim?

Will you win the first or second club lead? (1 2)

As you run the diamonds, West follows to three then discards the H 9. Which suit will you lead next?

Which two winners will you cash next?

How many cards are left in dummy?

Which suit will you lead?

If East follows with the seven, which card do you play from your hand?

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© 1996 Richard Pavlicek