Quiz 8L31 by Richard Pavlicek
The player on lead. What is his name? No, What is declarer. Oh, never mind! This time it will be you on lead. Decide the card you would lead, then enter its suit and rank. For example, if you would lead the 2, type C2.
Compare your choice with the two experts who faced the exact same situation in real life and led differently. Click Score Me at any time to see your running score. If you finish plus after 10 boards, you win! If you end up minus, Who wins.
Your lead against 1 NT
1998 Spingold Final, Nickell vs Baze
Paul Soloway led the 2. Down 1, +100.Michael Whitman led the 3. Made 1, -90.
Your lead against 2
1999 Bermuda Bowl Semifinal, Norway vs Brazil
Tor Helness led the 6. Down 1, +50.Ricardo Janz led the J. Made 3, -110.
Your lead against 1
2000 Olympiad Playoff, USA vs England
Howard Weinstein led the K. Down 1, +100.Gunnar Hallberg led the 10. Made 3, -140.
Your lead against 3 NT
2000 Olympiad Semifinal, Poland vs USA
Adam Zmudzinski led the A. Down 3, +150.Howard Weinstein led the 3. Made 3, -400.
2000 Olympiad Qualifying, Iceland vs China
Adalsteinn Jorgensen led the 7. Down 1, +50.Weimin Wang led the Q. Made 3, -110.
Your lead against 5
2001 Spingold Round of 16, Schwartz vs Brachman
Zia Mahmood led the A. Down 2, +100.Eric Greco led the 5. Made 5, -400.
Bravo Zia! With no idea what to lead, get a free look at dummy first.
2002 USBC Final, Schwartz vs Nickell
David Berkowitz led the 3. Down 1, +50.Richard Freeman led the A. Made 1, -90.
2003 Bermuda Bowl Final, Italy vs USA1
Alfredo Versace led the Q. Made 3, -110.Nick Nickell led the 5. Made 6, -170.
2003 Bermuda Bowl Quarterfinal, Bulgaria vs Norway
Kalin Karaivanov led the 4. Made 3, -600.Glenn Groetheim led the 3. Made 5, -660.
2005 USBC Semifinal, Schwartz vs Ekeblad
David Berkowitz led the 8. Down 2, +100.Ron Rubin led the A. Made 1, -90.
Results and IMP scores are determined from actual play, so the winning lead is not necessarily correct in theory nor proves anything. This is the way it happened! Scoring gives full credit (plus IMPs) to any lead that would have worked as well as the winning lead.
Well, did you end up on the plus side? If so, you win! If not, Who wins! If youre clueless and say, I dont know, Third place!
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