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Logical Deductions


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

1. 3 NT South

8 5 3
J 10 9 7Table6
A
West leads

Who has the king? _____

Who do you think has the queen? _____

2. 3 NT South

J 10 2
A 9 7 4 3Table5
6
West leads

Who has the king? _____

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

3. 3 NT South

7 4 3
K 10 8 5 2TableJ
A
West leads

Who has the queen? _____

What would East play with Q-J doubleton? _____

4. 4 H South

7 6 5
Q J 4 3Table9
A
West leads

Who has the king? _____

Who has the 10? _____

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Q 4
J 10 8 6TableK
A
West leads

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

Who likely has the nine? _____

6. 3 NT South

A 4 2
K 8 7 6 5Table10
Q
West leads

Who has the nine? _____

Is it safe to lead this suit again? _____

7. 4 H South

J 6 4
A K 9 8 7Table3
Q
West leads

Do you think South has a singleton? _____

Will you cash the ace? _____

8. 4 H South

K 5 4
Q J 3Table9
2
West leads

Who has the ace? _____

Who has the 10? _____

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J 10 9
K 8 6 5 2Table7
Q
West leads

Does East’s play show Attitude or Count? _____

Who has the doubleton? _____

10. 3 NT South

10 4 3
Q J 9Table7
K
West leads

Who likely has the ace? _____

Do you intend to lead this suit again? _____

11. 4 H South

K J 4
10 9 3 2TableA
5
West leads

Who would South expect to hold the ace? _____

Who has the queen? _____

12. 4 H South

6 5 4
Q 9 7 2TableJ
A
West leads

Who has the king? _____

Who has the 10? _____

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Answers

1.South
East

2.South
8

3.East
J

4.South
East

5.No
South

6.South
Yes

7.No
Yes

8.East
South

9.C
East

10.East
Yes

11.East
South

12.South
South

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