Main   Exercise 6G53 by Richard Pavlicek  

Logical Deductions

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

1. 3 NT8 5 3
J 10 9 7Table6
West leadsA

Who has the king?

Who do you think has the queen?

2. 3 NTJ 10 2
A 9 7 4 3Table5
West leads6

Who has the king?

What would East play if he held 8-5 doubleton?

3. 3 NT7 4 3
K 10 8 5 2TableJ
West leadsA

Who has the queen?

What would East play with Q-J doubleton?

4. 4 H7 6 5
Q J 4 3Table9
West leadsA

Who has the king?

Who has the 10?

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5. 3 NTQ 4
J 10 8 6TableK
West leadsA

With A-3-2 would South win the first trick?

Who likely has the nine?

6. 3 NTA 4 2
K 8 7 6 5Table10
West leadsQ

Who has the nine?

Is it safe to lead this suit again?

7. 4 HJ 6 4
A K 9 8 7Table3
West leadsQ

Do you think South has a singleton?

Will you cash the ace?

8. 4 HK 5 4
Q J 3Table9
West leads2

Who has the ace?

Who has the 10?

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9. 3 NTJ 10 9
K 8 6 5 2Table7
West leadsQ

Does East’s play show Attitude or Count?

Who has the doubleton?

10. 3 NT10 4 3
Q J 9Table7
West leadsK

Who likely has the ace?

Do you intend to lead this suit again?

11. 4 HK J 4
10 9 3 2TableA
West leads5

Who would South expect to hold the ace?

Who has the queen?

12. 4 H6 5 4
Q 9 7 2TableJ
West leadsA

Who has the king?

Who has the 10?

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