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Bad Trump Breaks


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

1. 5 C× South

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

West



2 C*

Pass
North



_____

_____
East



3 H

Dbl
South

_____

_____

All Pass

*Michaels (both majors)

How many trumps do you think East has? _____

Assuming the above, how many tricks can you easily win? _____

Which trump technique might be useful? _____

Which card do you lead at trick two? _____

Assume East wins and leads the C Q. Do you win the ace or king? _____

Which card do you lead next? _____

Which suit will you lead when you are in dummy? _____

If East ruffs at any time, what you will discard? _____

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

West



Pass

Pass
North



_____

Pass
East



Dbl*
South

_____

Pass

*takeout

Which opponent do you think has trump length? _____

Assuming the worst trump break, how many tricks can you easily win? _____

Which trump technique might be useful? _____

Which card do you play from dummy at trick one? _____

Assume East wins and leads the S J. Which spade honor do you win? _____

Which card do you lead next? _____

If the play goes as expected what will be your last three cards in hand? _____

Which card do you lead? _____

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S A Q 2
H K Q 7
D 3
C A Q J 10 9 8
Lead: D KTableEast wins D A and leads D Q
S K J 6
H A 10 9 8 6
D 8 6 4 2
C K
None Vul

West



Pass

Dbl
North

_____

_____

_____
East

3 D

Pass

All Pass
South

_____

_____

You win H K-Q to find East had J-x-x-x.

Did East defend well with his early plays? _____

Which trump technique might be useful? _____

If West followed to second diamond, how many red cards did East start with? _____

Which card do you lead at trick five? _____

Which card do you lead next? _____

East discards a spade. Which card do you play from your hand? _____

Which card do you lead next? _____

Which card do you lead next? _____

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Answers

1.1 C
3 C5 C
Pass
3
10
Elopement
S 10
Ace
H 4
S 
D 

2.3 H
4 H
West
9
Endplay
D 3
Queen
C 6
H K-10-9
H 10

3.1 C3 H
4 NT5 D
6 H
Yes
Coup
10
C A
C Q
H 9
S 6
C J

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