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The King and I


As West or East decide your play. If you win (or might win) trick two, state your next lead.

1. 3 NT South

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

West

Pass
North

3 NT
East

All Pass
South
1 NT

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

Your play? _____

2. 4 H South

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

West

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

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

Your play? _____

3. 3 NT South

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

West

Pass
Pass
North

1 H
3 NT
East

Pass
All Pass
South
1 D
2 NT

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

Your play? _____

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

West

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

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

Your play? _____

5. 3 NT South

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

West

Pass
North

3 NT
East

All Pass
South
1 NT

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

Your play? _____

6. 4 S South

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

West

Pass
Pass
North

2 C
4 S
East

Pass
All Pass
South
1 NT
2 S

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

Your play? _____

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

West

Pass
North
1 C
3 NT
East
1 H
All Pass
South
2 NT

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

Your play? _____

8. 4 H South

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

West

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

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

Your play? _____

9. 5 D South

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

West

Pass
Pass
North
2 C
3 D
5 D
East
Pass
Pass
All Pass
South
2 D
4 D

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

Your play? _____

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Answers

1.D 6

2.Win C K; lead D 10

3.Win H K; lead C 3

4.D 3

5.Play S K; lead H 10

6.Win H K; lead D J

7.C 4

8.Play D K; lead S 10

9.C 2

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