Main   Exercise 6G93 by Richard Pavlicek  

Sharpen Your Defense

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

1. 3 NTQ 4
J 8 6 2TableK
West leadsA

Who has the 10?

Is it now safe to lead?

2. 3 NTQ 10
9 7 5 2Table6
West leadsA

Who has the jack?

Who has the king?

3. 3 NTQ 10 2
J 9 4TableA
South leads3

Who has the king?

What is your next play?

4. 3 NTA J 8
10 9 2Table4
West leadsK

Who has the queen?

How many cards do you think South has?

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5. 4 H10 9 4
K Q 8 3Table2
West leads5

Who has the ace?

Who has the jack?

6. 4 HK 8 4
Q 10 6 5Table3
West leads2

Who has the ace?

Who has the jack?

7. 4 HA 10 4
Q J 9 8Table3
West leads5

Who has the king?

Is it now safe to lead?

8. 4 HA Q 10 8
J 7 2Table3
South leads4

Who has the king?

How many cards do you think South has?

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9. 4 SQ J 9 5 4
K 3Table
South leads2South bid spades

Who has the ace?

Which card do you play?

10. 4 SQ 5 4 3
K J 8Table
South leads9South bid spades

Who has the 10?

Which card do you play?

11. 4 SA 10 7 6
K J 4 2Table8
North leads9South bid spades

Who has the queen?

Which card do you play?

12. 4 SQ 10 5 4
K 9 3Table8
North leadsASouth bid spades

Who has the jack?

Which card do you play on the second round?

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