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Put Up or Shut Up


As West or East decide whether you would win or duck. If you win, state your next lead.

1. 3 NT South

S J 3 2
H A 5 3
D Q J 9 5
C Q J 3
S K 10 6 4
H 10 9 8
D A 4
C 8 7 6 2
Table
None Vul

West

Pass
North

3 NT
East

All Pass
South
1 NT

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

Your play? _____

2. 4 S South

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

West

Pass
North
1 C
3 S
East
Pass
Pass
South
1 S
4 S (AP)

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

Your play? _____

3. 4 H South

S A 8 4
H K 8 7 4
D K Q 9 7 5
C 2
S K 10 7 6
H 5
D A 10 8 3
C K Q 10 4
Table
E-W Vul

West

Dbl
All Pass
North
1 D
2 H
East
Pass
Pass
South
1 H
4 H

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

Your play? _____

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S K J 4
H A 8 6
D A K Q 4
C Q 10 5
S 10 6 3
H K 9 7 5 2
D J 9 6
C K 3
Table
Both Vul

West

Pass
North
1 D
3 NT
East
Pass
All Pass
South
1 NT

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

Your play? _____

5. 4 H South

S Q J 5
H Q 10 4
D 9 7 3 2
C A 8 4
TableS A 9 7 4
H 6 2
D J 10 8
C 10 7 6 2
N-S Vul

West

Pass
North

2 H
East

Pass
South
1 H
4 H (AP)

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

Your play? _____

6. 3 NT South

S K Q 9 3
H K 4
D J 10 9 4
C K 4 3
TableS A 7 5
H 8 6 3
D 6 3 2
C Q 9 8 6
E-W Vul

West

Pass
Pass
North

2 C
3 NT
East

Pass
All Pass
South
1 NT
2 H

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

Your play? _____

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S Q 5
H J 10 8
D A Q 5 3
C 9 8 4 3
TableS 9 6 4
H A 3 2
D 7 6 2
C Q 7 6 5
Both Vul

West

Pass
North

2 NT
East

Pass
South
1 NT
3 NT (AP)

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

Your play? _____

8. 4 H South

S 10 4 3
H A K J 9
D K 10 9 8 4
C 4
TableS K J 9 6
H 7 4
D 6 3 2
C A Q 8 2
None Vul

West

Pass
North
1 D
2 H
East
Pass
Pass
South
1 H
4 H (AP)

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

Your play? _____

9. 4 S South

S K 7 4
H 4
D A 8 4 3
C K 10 8 7 2
TableS 10 6
H A 10 8 7 3
D Q 7
C J 9 6 4
E-W Vul

West

Pass
Pass
North

2 C
2 S
East

Pass
Pass
South
1 S
2 H
4 S (AP)

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

Your play? _____

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Answers

1.Win D A; lead H 9

2.Win C A; lead D A

3.Duck

4.Duck

5.Win S A; lead D J

6.Duck

7.Win H A; lead S 9

8.Win C A; lead S J

9.Duck

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