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Never mind. While your PavCo Club contract may be automatic, the following six club contracts are not. Test your declarer play at IMP scoring. But I must warn you: Play carefully! If you score less than 50 percent (24/48) a $15 “lame fee” will be added to your bill for the current month.

For each problem enter eight cards (e.g., CK) in the order you would play them to Tricks 1-4. Routine early plays, if any, are already entered. Unless noted otherwise: (1) Assume both opponents follow suit; second hand low, third or fourth hand to their best advantage. (2) If an opponent is on lead, assume the suit they led previously is continued for the quiz, though it might not be in actual play.

Are you ready? Then see if you can play your way from 2 C all the way to 7 C!


1. E-W Vul S K 3 2
H 8 6 2
D 8 6 5 3
C 6 4 3
West
1 NT
Pass
North
Pass
Pass
East
Pass
Pass
South
2 C
Lead: C JTable
East plays the C 5
If you lead a spade, West plays the S Q
2 C South S 8 6 5 4
H A K 5
D 4
C A K 8 7 2

Plays
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2. Both Vul S A 7 5
H K Q 4 2
D 7 6 5
C 6 4 2
West
1 D
2 H
Pass
North
Pass
Pass
3 C
East
1 H
Pass
All Pass
South
2 C
Dbl
Lead: C 10Table
East plays the C 5
Trumps split 2-3 (West has two)
3 C South S 6 4 3
H 3
D A 9 3 2
C A K Q J 3

Plays
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3. None Vul S 8 6 5 4
H 10 5 4
D 8 2
C A 8 7 5
West

2 H
Dbl
North

Pass
All Pass
East
1 H
3 H
South
2 D
4 C
Lead: S QTable East plays the S 7
4 C× South S A 2
H K
D A Q 9 7 6 5
C Q J 10 2

Plays
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4. N-S Vul S 6 4
H K J
D A 5
C Q J 10 9 8 7 3
West

Dbl
Pass
North

Rdbl
5 C
East

3 D
All Pass
South
1 C
Pass
Lead: D KTable
East plays the D 7
East pitches a diamond on the first trump lead
5 C South S A Q 7 5
H A 5 4 2
D 4 2
C K 5 4

Plays
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5. None Vul S A Q 7 5 3
H K 8 5 2
D A 10 9
C Q
West

Pass
North

6 C
East
4 H
All Pass
South
5 C
Lead: H 9Table East wins the H J (or ace on H K) and returns the H 7
West pitches the D 6 if you ruff the second heart
6 C South S 2
H 3
D K 4 2
C A K J 10 8 7 6 5

Plays
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6. E-W Vul S Q 6 5 3
H 3
D A Q 6
C J 9 4 3 2
West

Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
All Pass
North

2 D
2 NT
4 C
5 D
East

Dbl
Pass
Pass
Pass
South
2 C
2 H
3 C
4 NT
7 C
Lead: D 10Table
7 C South S A 2
H A K Q 10 2
D 4
C A K Q 8 7

Plays
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East pitches a diamond on the first trump lead



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