Main   Exercise 6G29 by Richard Pavlicek  

Tarot Card Reading

As West, answer each question about the spade suit in the contract shown.
Played cards, if any, are underlined.

1. 3 NTA J 4
K 10 8 6Table
West leads

Is it relatively safe to lead this suit?

Which card do you lead?

2. 3 NTQ 6 5
K J 9 7Table
West leads

Is it relatively safe to lead this suit?

Which card do you lead?

3. 3 NTA 10 2
J 9 4TableK
South leads3

Who has the queen?

Which card do you play on the second round?

4. 3 NTJ 5 4
K 10 8 2Table3
North leads7

Who has the queen?

Would it be safe to lead back the two?

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5. 4 HJ
K 10 8 6 2Table
South leads4

Who has the ace?

Which card do you play?

6. 4 HJ 5
Q 9 4 3Table
South leads2

Who has the king?

Which card do you play?

7. 4 HJ 10 4
A 9 8 3Table2
North leadsK

Who has the queen?

How many cards do you think South has?

8. 4 HA 8 4
Q 9 7 3Table5
West leads2

Who has the king?

How many cards do you think South has?

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9. 4 SQ J 9 7
K 10 8 4Table2
North leads3South bid spades

Who has the ace?

Which card do you play?

10. 4 SA J 9
10 8 7TableK
South leads2South bid spades

Who has the queen?

Which card do you play on the second round?

11. 4 SA Q 10 4
J 9 7 3Table2
North leads5South bid spades

Who has the king?

Which card do you play?

12. 4 SJ 10 9 3
A Q 2Table
South leads4South bid spades

Who has the king?

Which card do you play?

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