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Interpreting the Dummy


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When dummy comes down, you need to take stock of what it will provide for declarer. Sometimes the dummy offers declarer ruffing opportunities. Sometimes the dummy has a long suit that declarer will use for tricks. Sometimes, though, dummy doesn't look to have anything particularly useful. If you figure out what the dummy is good for, you can defend properly by attacking or playing passively. 

 

With these deals, you have to figure out what the dummy can help declarer with and then decide what to do about it. 

The auction is: 

WestNorthEastSouth
       1♠
 Pass  2♠  Pass  4♠
 All Pass      

Partner leads the ♠Q. 

What is the threat in this dummy? 

Vul:None
Dlr: S

DUMMY

♠ 432
♥ K732
♦ 32
♣ K987

 
   

YOU

♠ 5
♥ J10984
♦ AK7
♣ QJ102

     
Choose One:

Clubs

Hearts

Ruffing diamonds

No threat

The auction is: 

WestNorthEastSouth
       1♠
 Pass  2♠  Pass  4♠
 All Pass      

Partner leads the ♠Q. 

How should we combat declarer's plan?

Vul:None
Dlr: S

DUMMY

♠ 432
♥ K732
♦ 32
♣ K987

 
   

YOU

♠ 5
♥ J10984
♦ AK7
♣ QJ102

     
Choose One:

Play small. Partner's problem. 

Play the ♠K and play a trump. 

Play the ♠K and cash the ♠A. Switch to trump. 

Play the ♠K and play the ♠Q. 

Play the ♠K and play the ♠J. 

Other

The auction is: 

WestNorthEastSouth
       1NT
 Pass  3NT  All Pass  

Partner leads the ♠J. What is the threat in dummy?

Vul:None
Dlr: S
♠ A92
♥ 72
♦ KQ10932
♣ 87
 
    ♠ KQ65
♥ A84
♦ A54
♣ 543
     
Choose One:

Spades

Hearts

Diamonds

Clubs

The auction is: 

WestNorthEastSouth
       1NT
 Pass  3NT  All Pass  

Partner leads the ♠J. How can you neutralize the threat in dummy?

Vul:None
Dlr: S
♠ A92
♥ 72
♦ KQ10932
♣ 87
 
    ♠ KQ65
♥ A84
♦ A54
♣ 543
     
Choose One:

Win the ♠A and attack hearts

Win the ♠A and switch to a club

Win the ♠A and switch to a low spade

Win the ♠A and switch to the ♠K

Win the ♠A and switch to a diamond

Other

The auction is: 

WestNorthEastSouth
       1♠
 Pass  2♠  Pass  4♠
 All Pass      

 

Partner leads the ♠Q

Vul:None
Dlr: South

DUMMY

♠ Q43
♥ K98
♦ J432
♣ 987

 
   

YOU

♠ K102
♥ Q52
♦ Q1065
♣ A43

What is the danger in dummy?

 

Choose One:

Clubs

Diamonds

Hearts

Spades

No danger

The auction is: 

WestNorthEastSouth
       1♠
 Pass  2♠  Pass  4♠
 All Pass      

 

Partner leads the ♠Q

Vul:None
Dlr: South

DUMMY

♠ Q43
♥ K98
♦ J432
♣ 987

 
   

YOU

♠ K102
♥ Q52
♦ Q1065
♣ A43

You win the ♠A at trick one (declarer could have a singleton ♠K). Declarer follows low. What now? 

 

Choose One:

Continue clubs

Switch to a diamond

Switch to a heart (trump)

Switch to a spade

Other (I'm confused)