Main   Exercise 6J29 by Richard Pavlicek  

Put Up or Shut Up

As West or East, decide your play to the crucial trick. If you win the trick,
state your next lead; otherwise enter “N” for your lead.

1.
None Vul
S J 3 2
H A 5 3
D Q J 9 5
C Q J 3
West

Pass
North

3 NT
East

All Pass
South
1 NT
S K 10 6 4
H 10 9 8
D A 4
C 8 7 6 2
Table3 NT South

You lead the H 10 and the play goes three, seven, king. South leads the D 2.

Your play and lead?

2.
N-S Vul
S A K 9 2
H Q
D Q 8 4
C K Q 10 8 4
West

Pass
All Pass
North
1 C
3 S
East
Pass
Pass
South
1 S
4 S
S 8 4
H J 10 8 7 3
D A 7 3
C A 5 2
Table4 S South

You lead the H J and the play goes queen, king, ace. South leads the C 6.

Your play and lead?

3.
E-W Vul
S A 8 4
H K 8 7 4
D K Q 9 7 5
C 2
West

Dbl
All Pass
North
1 D
2 H
East
Pass
Pass
South
1 H
4 H
S K 10 7 6
H 5
D A 10 8 3
C K Q 10 4
Table4 H South

You lead the C K and the play goes two, eight, ace. South leads the D 4.

Your play and lead?

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4.
Both Vul
S K J 4
H A 8 6
D A K Q 4
C Q 10 5
West

Pass
North
1 D
3 NT
East
Pass
All Pass
South
1 NT
S 10 6 3
H K 9 7 5 2
D J 9 6
C K 3
Table3 NT South

You lead the H 5 and the play goes six, jack, queen. South leads the C 4.

Your play and lead?

5.
N-S Vul
S Q J 5
H Q 10 4
D 9 7 3 2
C A 8 4
West

Pass
All Pass
North

2 H
East

Pass
South
1 H
4 H
4 H SouthTable S A 9 7 4
H 6 2
D J 10 8
C 10 7 6 2

Partner leads the C Q and the play goes ace, seven, three. Dummy leads the S 5.

Your play and lead?

6.
E-W Vul
S K Q 9 3
H K 4
D J 10 9 4
C K 4 3
West

Pass
Pass
North

2 C
3 NT
East

Pass
All Pass
South
1 NT
2 H
3 NT SouthTable S A 7 5
H 8 6 3
D 6 3 2
C Q 9 8 6

Partner leads the C J; the play goes three, nine, ace. South leads the S 2; six, king.

Your play and lead?

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7.
Both Vul
S Q 5
H J 10 8
D A Q 5 3
C 9 8 4 3
West

Pass
All Pass
North

2 NT
East

Pass
South
1 NT
3 NT
3 NT SouthTable S 9 6 4
H A 3 2
D 7 6 2
C Q 7 6 5

Partner leads the S 7 and the play goes queen, four, three. Dummy leads the H J.

Your play and lead?

8.
None Vul
S 10 4 3
H A K J 9
D K 10 9 8 4
C 4
West

Pass
All Pass
North
1 D
2 H
East
Pass
Pass
South
1 H
4 H
4 H SouthTable S K J 9 6
H 7 4
D 6 3 2
C A Q 8 2

Partner leads the H 6 and the play goes ace, four, two. Dummy leads the C 4.

Your play and lead?

9.
E-W Vul
S K 7 4
H 4
D A 8 4 3
C K 10 8 7 2
West

Pass
Pass
All Pass
North

2 C
2 S
East

Pass
Pass
South
1 S
2 H
4 S
4 S SouthTable S 10 6
H A 10 8 7 3
D Q 7
C J 9 6 4

Partner leads the D 6 and the play goes ace, seven, two. Dummy leads the H 4.

Your play and lead?

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© 1996 Richard Pavlicek