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My Trumps Never Break!

As South, answer each question about the play.

1.
N-S Vul
S A 8 6 3
H 9 7 6
D 8 5 4 3
C 4 3
West

Pass
North

Pass
East
1 D
Dbl
South
2 C
All Pass
Lead: D 10 TableEast plays D 7
 
 
 
S K 4
H 4 3
D A 9 2
2 C× SouthC A Q 10 8 6 2

Which opponent has length in your club suit?

What is your plan: Coup, Elopement or Throw-in?

Do you win the first trick?

Which suit will you play immediately?

How many rounds of that suit will you lead?

Which suit will you lead next?

East wins, cashes two diamonds and leads a high diamond. Your play?

How many trumps do you have left in hand?

How many of those do you expect to win?

How many total tricks will you win on this deal?

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2.
E-W Vul
S J 3 2
H Q 4 3
D 7 6 5 4
C A K 2
West

Pass
All Pass
North

2 H
East

Pass
South
1 H
4 H
Lead: D J TableEast plays D Q
 
 
 
S A 5 4
H A K 7 6 5
D A K 3
4 H SouthC 4 3

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

Which opponent is more likely to have four hearts?

What is your plan: Coup, Elopement or Throw-in?

You win the D A and cash the H A (both follow). What do you lead next?

West shows out! What are your plays at trick four?

at trick five?

East discarded a club. What are your plays at trick six?

at trick seven?

Which suit do you lead next?

How many trumps (total) do you expect to win?

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3.
Both Vul
S A K 9 8 7
H J 6 2
D A 9
C A K 6
West

Pass
North

5 D
East

All Pass
South
4 D
Lead: H K TableWest continues with the H A
 
 
 
S
H Q 4
D K J 10 8 7 6 5
5 D SouthC Q 5 4 3

What is the only enemy card you might lose to?

What is your plan: Coup, Elopement or Throw-in?

West leads a third heart to the jack (East follows). What do you play from your hand?

What are your plays at trick four?

West has no diamonds! You next pitch a club on the S A and lead the D 9 which holds.

What are your plays at trick seven?

at trick eight?

at trick nine?

at trick 10?

Which card will you now lead from dummy?

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© 1996 Richard Pavlicek