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Who Wins Trick 1? Part 1


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"Thank you partner, play low." This simple phrase is the bane of my teaching existence. "Thank you, play low" means that you haven't bothered to make a plan because you're going on autopilot. In this quiz, think before you play or you'll regret it. 

You are South. The auction and dummy are shown (You were confident in your play during the auction). The lead is the ♠6. Should you win trick one in dummy or in your hand?

 

WestNorthEastSouth
     1♠  1♠
 2♠  3♠  Pass  4♠
 All Pass      

 

Vul:Both
Dlr: E

DUMMY

♠ QJ10
♥ Q85
♦ A9872
♣ K4

 
 

DECLARER

♠ A9742
♥ K7
♦ KQ43
♣ 32

 

 

Choose One:

Win in dummy

Win in your hand

It doesn't matter where you win it

You are South. The auction and dummy are shown (Yes, I confess that I would bid 2♠ with the North hand). The lead is the ♠Q. What should you do at trick one?

 

WestNorthEastSouth
       1♠
 Pass  2♠  Pass  4♠
 All Pass      

 

Vul:None
Dlr: South

DUMMY

♠ 973
♥ A75
♦ 73
♣ 109872

 
 

DECLARER

♠ AKQ1052
♥ K42
♦ AQ6
♣ 6

Choose One:

Win in dummy

Win in hand

Win in either dummy or hand

Duck

You are South, declaring on the auction below (North's call is absolutely correct). The first trick starts ♠5, ♠10, ♠9. Do you play low or overtake?

 

WestNorthEastSouth
       1NT
 Pass  3NT  All Pass  

 

The full deal: 

Vul:None
Dlr: S

DUMMY

♠ QJ10
♥ 83
♦ 64
♣ KQJ1083

 
 

DECLARER

♠ K43
♥ AQ109
♦ AQ92
♣ 42

 
Choose One:

Play low

Play the king

Doesn't matter

I'm confused

You are South, you get to 7♠ with the opponents never bidding. The lead is the ♠3 (usually a good idea to lead a trump against a grand slam). What should you do at trick one? 

 

 

DUMMY

♠ 98
♥ A9832
♦ Q7
♣ K832

 
 

DECLARER

♠ AKQJ102
♥ 4
♦ AK2
♣ A76

 
Choose One:

Win in dummy

Win in your hand

Doesn't matter where you win

I liked Canasta better. Are there Canasta lessons available?