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Throw-In or Squeeze?


As South on each contract, you are declarer in 6 NT, and West leads the S K. Answer each question about the play.

1. 6 NT South

S A 5 2
H A 9 2
D K 2
C Q J 10 9 4
Lead: S KTable
S 10 8 4
H Q 6 3
D A Q J 8
C A K 2

Which two cards are your threats? _____ _____

Do you plan a Throw-in or Squeeze? _____

Will you win trick one? _____

Which minor suit will you exhaust first? _____

2. 6 NT South

S 10 8 5
H A K 2
D K Q J 8
C A 5 3
Lead: S KTable
S A 6 2
H J 5 4 3
D A 4
C K Q J 4

Which two cards are your threats? _____ _____

Do you plan a Throw-in or Squeeze? _____

Will you win trick one? _____

Which minor suit will you exhaust first? _____

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S 7 5 4
H J 5 4
D Q J 2
C Q J 4 2
Lead: S KTable
S A J 6
H A K 2
D A K 10 3
C A K 3

Which two cards are your threats? _____ _____

Do you plan a Throw-in or Squeeze? _____

Will you win trick one? _____

Which minor suit will you exhaust first? _____

4. 6 NT South

S 7 5 3
H Q 4
D A K Q J 10
C Q 4 2
Lead: S KTable
S A J 8 4
H A 7 6 5
D 4
C A K J 10

Which two cards are your threats? _____ _____

Do you plan a Throw-in or Squeeze? _____

Will you win trick one? _____

Which minor suit will you exhaust first? _____

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S A 5 2
H J 7 3
D Q J 10 9
C Q 10 2
Lead: S KTable
S J 7 3
H A K 4
D A K 2
C A K J 3

Which two cards are your threats? _____ _____

Do you plan a Throw-in or Squeeze? _____

Will you win trick one? _____

Which minor suit will you exhaust first? _____

6. 6 NT South

S 5 4
H Q 7 5 3
D Q 5 2
C J 10 3 2
Lead: S KTable
S A J 7
H A 4
D A K J 10 3
C A K Q

Which two cards are your threats? _____ _____

Do you plan a Throw-in or Squeeze? _____

Will you win trick one? _____

Which minor suit will you exhaust first? _____

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Answers

1.S 10H Q
Throw-in
Yes
Either

2.S 10H J
Squeeze
No
Diams.

3.S JH J
Squeeze
No
Diams.

4.S JH Q
Throw-in
Yes
Either

5.S JH J
Squeeze
No
Diams.

6.S JH Q
Throw-in
Yes
Clubs

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