On each of these 10 deals you will be the Wicked Witch of the West. Decide witch card you would lead, then enter its suit and rank. For example, if you would lead the Q, type CQ.
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. Finish plus after 10 boards, and its lucky you, as those who go minus are invited for stew!
Your lead against 1 NT
2006 USBC Semifinal, Ekeblad vs Meltzer
Brad Moss led the 9. Down 1, +100.Bart Bramley led the A. Made 1, -90.
Your lead against 2 NT
2006 USBC Quarterfinal, Cayne vs Jacobs
Michael Seamon led the 2. Down 1, +100.Zia Mahmood led the 3. Made 2, -120.
Your lead against 3 NT
2006 Spingold Round of 64, Schwartz vs Apfel
Jim Krekorian led the 9. Down 3, +300.Thomas Smith led the 3. Made 3, -620.
2007 USBC Semifinal, Deutsch vs Nickell
Grant Baze led the 7. Down 1, +50.Paul Soloway led the 4. Made 3, -400.
2007 USBC Quarterfinal, Meltzer vs Deutsch
Roger Bates led the 10. Down 2, +200.Gary Cohler led the 2. Made 3, -600.
Your lead against 2
2007 Spingold Semifinal, Ao vs Gromov
Jiang Gu led the C3. Down 1, +50.Andrey Gromov led the Q. Made 2, -90.
Your lead against 4
2008 Vanderbilt Semifinal, Poland vs Meltzer
Boguslaw Gierulski led the 9. Down 1, +50.Rose Meltzer led the 5. Made 4, -420.
2009 USBC Semifinal, Nickell vs Welland
Jeff Meckstroth led the 7. Down 1, +50.Howard Weinstein led the 7. Made 4, +430.
2009 USBC Quarterfinal, Nickell vs Jacobs
Zia Mahmood led the 3. Down 4, +200.Steve Weinstein led the 7. Down 3, +150.
2009 USBC Round of 16-B, Jacobs vs Cohler
Bobby Levin led the Q. Down 2, +100.Jim Mahaffey led the 7. 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.
Congratulations! You made it to the end. Only question is whether youre through, or sticking around for a pot of stew. Hmm
Let me add those scores again.
© 2012 Richard Pavlicek