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Throw In the Towel


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

1. 3 NT South

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

West



Pass
North

_____

_____
East

1 S

All Pass
South

_____

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? _____

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 card will you lead if you think East has H K-x? _____

What if you think West has the H K-x? _____

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

West



Pass
North

_____

_____
East

Pass

Pass
South

_____

_____

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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S A K 6 4
H 3 2
D A K Q J
C 8 6 4
Lead: C JTableEast plays C 7
S 9 5 3
H K 10 5
D 10 9 6 4
C A K 3
E-W Vul

West

2 H

Pass
North

_____

_____
East

Pass

All Pass
South

_____

How many top tricks do you have? _____

Which suit contains a tenace holding? _____

Which opponent might be a throw-in victim? _____

Do you win the first or second club lead? _____

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 card will you lead? _____

Assuming East follows low, which card will you play from your hand? _____

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Answers

1.1 C2 NT
3 NT
7
8
H 
East
2nd
D A-K
5
S 10
D 9

2.1 D1 S
1 NT4 S
9
C 
Yes
West
All
D A-K
3
C 8
H J

3.Dbl2 NT
3 NT
8
H 
West
2nd
C 
S A-K
4
H 
H 10

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