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Four Ducks in a Pond


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

1. 3 NT South

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

West

Pass
North
1 D
3 C
East
1 S
Pass
South
2 NT
3 NT (AP)

You lead the S 7 and the play goes two, nine, queen. South leads the D J.

Your play? _____

2. 4 H South

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

West

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

You lead the C 10 and the play goes jack, queen, ace. South leads the D 5.

Your play? _____

3. 4 H South

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

West

Pass
Pass
North

2 H
4 H
East

Pass
All Pass
South
1 H
3 H

You lead the D J and the play goes three, six, ace. South leads the S 3.

Your play? _____

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

West

Pass
North

2 S
East

Pass
South
1 S
4 S (AP)

You lead the C Q and the play goes two, five, ace. South leads the H 3.

Your play? _____

5. 4 S South

S A K 8
H 7 2
D J 7 3
C K Q 8 7 6
S 7 6 2
H Q J 10 4
D A Q 4
C A 10 2
Table
N-S Vul

West

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

You lead the H Q and the play goes two, three, ace. South leads the C 3.

Your play? _____

6. 4 H South

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

West

Pass
Pass
North

2 C
4 H
East

Pass
All Pass
South
1 NT
2 H

West leads the H 2 and the play goes nine, four, six. The S 3 is led from dummy.

Your play? _____

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

West

Pass
North

3 NT
East

All Pass
South
1 NT

West leads the S 5 and the play goes jack, two, three. The C 3 is led from dummy.

Your play? _____

8. 3 NT South

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

West

Pass
North

2 NT
East

Pass
South
1 NT
3 NT (AP)

West leads the H 3 and the play goes ace, two, four. The D 4 is led from dummy.

Your play? _____

9. 4 S South

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

West

Pass
Pass
North

1 H
3 S
East

Pass
Pass
South
1 D
1 S
4 S (AP)

West leads the C Q and the play goes ace, three, two. The D 3 is led from dummy.

Your play? _____

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Answers

1.Win D A; lead S 5

2.Duck

3.Win S A; lead C 10

4.Duck

5.Win C A; lead D A

6.Win S A; lead H 5

7.Win C A; lead S 6

8.Duck

9.Duck

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