Exercise 6J81   Main

# The King and I

by Richard Pavlicek

As West or East, decide your play to the crucial trick. If you win the trick
(or might win it), state your next lead; otherwise enter “N” for your lead.

 1. None Vul K 5 4 6 2 Q J 10 8 4 A 9 8 WestPass North3 NT EastAll Pass SOUTH1 NT Q 9 8 J 10 7 5 4 K 6 10 4 3 3 NT South

You lead the 5; two, queen, ace. South leads the 5.

Your play and lead?

 2. N-S Vul 7 2 A J 8 3 A J 7 2 Q J 3 WestPassAll Pass NORTH1 2 EastPassPass South1 4 Q J 10 3 7 6 2 Q 10 8 K 7 4 4 South

You lead the Q; two, four, ace. South leads the 6.

Your play and lead?

 3. E-W Vul 7 5 3 Q 10 8 6 4 A 7 6 Q 4 WestPassPass North1 3 NT EastPassAll Pass SOUTH1 2 NT J 9 6 4 2 K J 2 9 10 7 5 3 3 NT South

You lead the 4; three, 10, king. South leads the 3.

Your play and lead?

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 4. Both Vul A 9 8 2 K 5 3 2 Q 10 A 6 3 WestPassAll Pass NORTH1 2 EastPassPass South1 4 5 4 A J 9 4 K 7 3 K 9 7 5 4 South

You lead the 4; two, seven, 10. South leads the 4.

Your play and lead?

 5. None Vul Q J 10 Q 2 K 9 8 2 K 5 4 2 WestPass North3 NT EastAll Pass SOUTH1 NT 3 NT South K 8 2 10 7 3 10 5 3 J 10 7 3

Partner leads the 6; queen, three, four. Dummy leads the Q.

Your play and lead?

 6. N-S Vul Q J 8 3 A 10 6 3 10 7 4 K 7 WestPassPass North2 4 EastPassAll Pass SOUTH1 NT2 4 South 6 5 4 K 9 4 K J 8 2 Q 8 5

Partner leads the J; king, five, two. Dummy leads the 3.

Your play and lead?

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 7. E-W Vul A K 4 2 Q 9 Q 9 2 Q J 6 3 WestPass NORTH1 3 NT East1 All Pass South2 NT 3 NT South Q 9 8 A 10 8 7 5 2 8 4 K 4

Partner leads the 6; queen, eight, four. Dummy leads the Q.

Your play and lead?

 8. Both Vul A 9 3 K J 10 8 6 2 A 10 4 2 WestPassAll Pass NORTH1 2 EastPassPass South1 4 4 South Q 10 8 5 5 4 K J 7 4 J 6 5

Partner leads the 2; 10, four, three. Dummy leads the 2.

Your play and lead?

 9. None Vul A Q 6 — A K Q J 10 9 A 8 6 3 WestPassPass NORTH2 3 5 EastPassPassAll Pass South2 4 5 South K 10 8 7 5 K 9 8 6 6 K 4 2

Partner leads the Q; ruffed, nine, two. Dummy leads the 3.

Your play and lead?

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© 2007 Richard Pavlicek