Main   Exercise 6J81 by Richard Pavlicek  

The King and I

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

1.
None Vul
S K 5 4
H 6 2
D Q J 10 8 4
C A 9 8
West

Pass
North

3 NT
East

All Pass
South
1 NT
S Q 9 8
H J 10 7 5 4
D K 6
C 10 4 3
Table3 NT South

You lead the H 5; two, queen, ace. South leads the D 5.

Your play and lead?

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

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

You lead the S Q; two, four, ace. South leads the C 6.

Your play and lead?

3.
E-W Vul
S 7 5 3
H Q 10 8 6 4
D A 7 6
C Q 4
West

Pass
Pass
North

1 H
3 NT
East

Pass
All Pass
South
1 D
2 NT
S J 9 6 4 2
H K J 2
D 9
C 10 7 5 3
Table3 NT South

You lead the S 4; two, 10, king. South leads the H 3.

Your play and lead?

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4.
Both Vul
S A 9 8 2
H K 5 3 2
D Q 10
C A 6 3
West

Pass
All Pass
North
1 C
2 S
East
Pass
Pass
South
1 S
4 S
S 5 4
H A J 9 4
D K 7 3
C K 9 7 5
Table4 S South

You lead the S 4; two, seven, 10. South leads the D 4.

Your play and lead?

5.
None Vul
S Q J 10
H Q 2
D K 9 8 2
C K 5 4 2
West

Pass
North

3 NT
East

All Pass
South
1 NT
3 NT SouthTable S K 8 2
H 10 7 3
D 10 5 3
C J 10 7 3

Partner leads the H 6; queen, three, four. Dummy leads the S Q.

Your play and lead?

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

Pass
Pass
North

2 C
4 S
East

Pass
All Pass
South
1 NT
2 S
4 S SouthTable S 6 5 4
H K 9 4
D K J 8 2
C Q 8 5

Partner leads the C J; king, five, two. Dummy leads the H 3.

Your play and lead?

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7.
E-W Vul
S A K 4 2
H Q 9
D Q 9 2
C Q J 6 3
West

Pass
North
1 C
3 NT
East
1 H
All Pass
South
2 NT
3 NT SouthTable S Q 9 8
H A 10 8 7 5 2
D 8 4
C K 4

Partner leads the H 6; queen, eight, four. Dummy leads the C Q.

Your play and lead?

8.
Both Vul
S A 9 3
H K J 10 8
D 6 2
C A 10 4 2
West

Pass
All Pass
North
1 C
2 H
East
Pass
Pass
South
1 H
4 H
4 H SouthTable S Q 10 8 5
H 5 4
D K J 7 4
C J 6 5

Partner leads the H 2; 10, four, three. Dummy leads the D 2.

Your play and lead?

9.
None Vul
S A Q 6
H
D A K Q J 10 9
C A 8 6 3
West

Pass
Pass
North
2 C
3 D
5 D
East
Pass
Pass
All Pass
South
2 D
4 D
5 D SouthTable S K 10 8 7 5
H K 9 8 6
D 6
C K 4 2

Partner leads the H Q; ruffed, nine, two. Dummy leads the C 3.

Your play and lead?

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