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Leading Through Declarer


Against 3 NT partner leads a heart (not shown). As East, you win the trick but decide that a spade shift is in order. Answer each question about the spade suit shown.

1. 3 NT South

4 3
TableK J 9 7
East leads

Is this a safe lead? _____

Which card do you lead? _____

2. 3 NT South

10 8 2
TableK J 9 7
East leads

Is this a safe lead? _____

Which card do you lead? _____

3. 3 NT South

A 8 2
TableQ J 5 3
East leads

Is this a safe lead? _____

Which card do you lead? _____

4. 3 NT South

J 9 3
TableA Q 10 8
East leads

Is this a safe lead? _____

Which card do you lead? _____

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Q 4 2
TableA J 9 3
East leads

Is this a safe lead? _____

Which card do you lead? _____

6. 3 NT South

9 4 3
TableK 10 8
East leads

Is this a safe lead? _____

Which card do you lead? _____

7. 3 NT South

10 9 8
TableQ J 4 2
East leads

Is this a safe lead? _____

Which card do you lead? _____

8. 3 NT South

Q J 3
TableK 10 6 2
East leads

Is this a safe lead? _____

Which card do you lead? _____

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9 8 2
TableK Q 7 3
East leads

Is this a safe lead? _____

Which card do you lead? _____

10. 3 NT South

10 9 5
TableA J 8 7
East leads

Is this a safe lead? _____

Which card do you lead? _____

11. 3 NT South

K Q 7
TableA 10 9 4
East leads

Is this a safe lead? _____

Which card do you lead? _____

12. 3 NT South

K 8 4
TableQ 9 7 6
East leads

Is this a safe lead? _____

Which card do you lead? _____

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Answers

1.Yes
7

2.Yes
J

3.No
3

4.Yes
Q

5.No
3

6.Yes
10

7.Yes
2

8.No
2

9.Yes
3

10.No
7

11.No
4

12.Yes
9

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