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Suit Contracts-Draw Trump?


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In a suit contract, declarer must always decide if his first move is to draw trump, or something else. The "something else" usually involves something like:

1) Needing trumps to ruff losers in the short hand
2) Needing to first set up (or take) a discard of a loser
3) Entry issues (needing trump to get back and forth)

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Playing in 6♠, you receive the ♠K lead. After winning the ♠A at trick 1, which suit do you play at trick 2 and why?

♠ 73
♥ A32
♦ KQ542
♣ J87
 
♠ A2
♥ KQ
♦ A3
♣ KQ109542
Choose One:

♠

♠

♠

♠

You are in 3♠ and the opening lead is the ♠K. After you win your ♠A, what do you play to trick two?

♠ 73
♥ A106
♦ K762
♣ A654
 
♠ J86
♥ KQJ87
♦ A3
♣ 732

 

Choose One:

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♠

♠

♠

You have overbid to reach 4♠ and receive the ♠J lead. After you win the diamond, which suit do you play next?

♠ J76
♥ Q2
♦ A876
♣ A654
 
♠ KQ1092
♥ KJ4
♦ K43
♣ J2

 

Choose One:

♠

♠

♠

♠

Against 7♠, you receive the ♠Q lead. After winning the ♠A, what do you play at trick 2?

 

♠ A7652
♥ AQ10
♦42
♣ 876
 
♠ 8
♥ KJ9876
♦ A3
♣ AKQJ

 

Choose One:

♠

♠

♠

♠

You are playing in 6♠, West leads the ♠9 and everyone follows suit. What do you play to trick 2?

♠ QJ8
♥ 4
♦ AQ8753
♣ A54
 
♠ AK1092
♥ Q85
♦ K42
♣ J2
Choose One:

♠

♠

♠

♠

You are in 5♠ and receive the lead of the ♠K. You win the ace. What suit should you play at trick two?

 

♠ A
♥ 8765
♦ 9542
♣ J1098
 
♠ 98432
♥ 42
♦ AK
♣ AKQ7
Choose One:

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♠

♠

♠

You are playing in 4♠. West leads the ♠Q which wins and then continues with the ♠10. You ruff, then play the ♠A and everyone follows. You now play the ♠K. On the second heart East shows out. What suit should you play next?

♠ KQJ105
♥ 764
♦ K62
♣ 75
 
♠ 632
♥ AKQ52
♦ AQ83
♣ 6
Choose One:

♠

♠

♠

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