As South, answer each question about the play.
Which suit is blocked?
Will you Win the first trick or Duck? (W D)
What is the best play?
A. Cash the K then lead the 4 to the queen.B. Cash the K then lead the J.C. Overtake the K with the ace and lead the Q for a finesse.
Which opponent is longer in clubs?
Would a discard on the A help you?
A. Win the A then lead the Q and let it ride if not covered.B. Win the A then lead the J and let it ride if not covered.C. Win the K and cash the A.
Which heart honor do you win at trick one?
A. Cash a second heart then draw trumps ending in dummy.B. Win the A then lead a club.C. Cash the K then lead the 10 to the ace.
Lucky you! Which suit lead would really hurt you?
How many top tricks do you have?
A. Win the K then lead the 10 and duck if West plays the jack.B. Win the K then cash the A-K and give up a spade.C. Duck the Q and unblock the 10.
How many diamonds did East start with?
A. Win one top trump then duck a club.B. Draw three rounds of trumps then cash the top diamonds.C. Draw three rounds of trumps then lead the K and pitch a diamond.
Which suit offers the best chance to succeed?
A. Win the Q then lead the 10 and finesse West for the queen.B. Win the Q and lead the 2.C. Win the Q and the A-K; if both follow, give up a spade trick.
© 1994 Richard Pavlicek