Exercise 4B93 Main |
| by Richard Pavlicek |

As declarer, answer each question about the spade suit in the contract shown.

Played cards, if any, are __underlined__.

1. 3 NT | Q 5 | |

N or S leads | A 8 3 |

What is the chance (%) to win two tricks?

Which card do you lead?

2. 3 NT | 4 3 2
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5
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North leads | A Q 10 |

What is the chance (%) to win three tricks?

at least two tricks?

3. 3 NT | K J 5
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8 | ||

South leads | 4 3 2 |

What is the chance (%) to win two tricks?

at least one trick?

4. 3 NT | A K Q 6 5 | |

N or S leads | 4 3 |

What is the chance (%) to win five tricks?

at least four tricks?

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5. 3 NT | 3 | |

N or S leads | A K Q 6 5 |

What is the chance (%) to win five tricks?

to win four tricks?

6. 3 NT | A K Q 4 3 | |

N or S leads | 6 5 2 |

What is the chance (%) to win five tricks?

at least four tricks?

7. 3 NT | A Q J 5
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6 | ||

South leads | 4 3 2 |

What is the chance (%) to win four tricks?

at least three tricks?

8. 3 NT | Q 9 5 3 | |

South leads | A 6 4 2 |

Do you lead the A or 2?

If East plays the 10, will you finesse the 9?

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9. 4 | A 6 5 4 | |

N or S leads | K 8 7 3 2 |

What is the chance (%) to win five tricks?

at least four tricks?

10. 4 | A J 8 5 4 | |

N or S leads | K 7 6 3 2 |

Do you win the A or K?

What is the chance (%) to win five tricks?

11. 4 | K J 9 2 | |

N or S leads | A 7 5 4 3 |

Do you win the A or K?

If East plays the 10, will you finesse next?

12. 4 | K 10 5 2 | |

N or S leads | A 7 6 4 3 |

Do you win the A or K?

If East plays the jack, will you finesse next?

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© 2017 Richard Pavlicek