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Suit Contracts- Draw Trump? (Part 2)


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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)

Please see this book or video for more.

Playing 4♠, you receive the ♠10 lead. Which suit do you play at trick 2 and why?

♠ 543
♥ KQJ6
♦ KJ5
♣ QJ2
 
♠ A108
♥ 109852
♦ Q3
♣ AK5
Choose One:

♠

♠

♠

♠

In 4♠, the lead is the ♠K. You win and after pitching a club on a diamond, what suit should you play next?

♠ Q43
♥ 732
♦ AK84
♣ A54
 
♠ AKJ109
♥ A654
♦ 2
♣ 632

 

Choose One:

♠

♠

♠

♠

Against 4♠ the lead is the ♠K. Let's assume you win the ♠A at trick one, what suit do you play at trick 2?

WestNorthEastYou
       1♠
 DBL  Pass  2♠  3♠
 Pass  4♠  Pass  Pass
 Pass      
♠ 53
♥ AQJ5
♦ 7532
♣ 1052
 
♠ AKQJ106
♥ 73
♦ Q86
♣ AJ
Choose One:

♠

♠

♠

♠

Against 4♠ the lead is the ♠K. You choose to win (ducking is dangerous). How do you plan on making your contract?

WestNorthEastSouth
     1♠  2♠
 Pass  4♠  All Pass  
♠ 942
♥ K105
♦ KQJ104
♣ A2
 
♠ A63
♥ QJ9872
♦ 3
♣ KJ7

 

Choose One:

Play a diamond and hope the ♠A is with East.

♠A and a club finesse.

♠A, ♠K and ruff a club then a heart to endplay either hand.

Draw trump and exit a spade to endplay West.

Cross to dummy with a club and then lead the ♠10 to sneak a diamond trick.

Playing in 6♠ you receive the lead of the ♠K. You win the ♠A pitching a heart, what suit should you play first?

 

♠ KQ94
♥ K32
♦ A7432
♣ 9
 
♠ AJ108
♥ A654
♦ 
♣ A7654

 

Choose One:

♠

♠

♠

♠

Trick question--I ruff the first trick and set up the dummy.