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Sharpen Your Defense


As West or East, 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

Q 4
J 8 6 2TableK
A
West leads

Who has the 10? _____

Is it now safe to lead? _____

2. 3 NT South

Q 10
9 7 5 2Table6
A
West leads

Who has the jack? _____

Who has the king? _____

3. 3 NT South

Q 10 2
J 9 4TableA
3
South leads

Who has the king? _____

What is your next play? _____

4. 4 S South

Q J 9 5 4
K 3Table
2
South leads

Who has the ace? _____

Which card do you play? _____

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10 9 4
K Q 8 3Table2
5
West leads

Who has the ace? _____

Who has the jack? _____

6. 4 H South

K 8 4
Q 10 6 5Table3
2
West leads

Who has the ace? _____

Who has the jack? _____

7. 4 H South

A 10 4
Q J 9 8Table3
5
West leads

Who has the king? _____

Is it now safe to lead? _____

8. 4 H South

A Q 10 8
J 7 2Table3
4
South leads

Who has the king? _____

How many cards South? _____

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A J 8 7 4
2Table10 9 6
3
South leads

Who has the king? _____

Which card do you play? _____

10. 3 NT South

9 4 2
TableQ 10 8 7
East leads

Is this lead desirable? _____

Which card do you lead? _____

11. 4 H South

10 4
6TableQ J 7 3
2
South leads

Who has the king? _____

Who has the ace? _____

12. 4 H South

7 6 5
3TableK J 8
Q
North leads

Who has the 10? _____

What is your next play? _____

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Answers

1.East
Yes

2.South
South

3.South
J

4.East
3

5.South
East

6.South
East

7.East
Yes

8.East
3

9.West
10,9

10.Yes
10

11.West
South

12.West
K

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