Teacher's Manual

Creating and taking tricks

Revision Tournament Nr. 1


Hand T1-1     Dealer North


 
  7 4
  A 9 2
  A Q 6 5 3
  9 5 2
 
  J 10 9 8 2
  8 7 6 3
  4 2
  6 4
 
N
  Q 6 3
  5 4
  J 10 9 7
  Q J 10 8
W
 
E
 
S
 
  A K 5
  K Q J 10
  K 8
  A K 7 3
 

South
West
North
East
I pass
I pass
I open
I have 10 pts
I play 6NT

 

Lead: J
Defence: Top of sequence lead
Declarer: Eastablish the dummy’s Diamonds by conceding one trick to the defence, before playing the Hearts.

Hand T1-2     Dealer East


 
  Q 10 9 5 4
  K J 7
  8 4
  J 9 7
 
  K J
  9 8 6 3
  K J 5 2
  A K Q
 
N
  6 3 2
  A 5 2
  A Q 3
  6 4 3 2
W
 
E
 
S
 
  A 8 7
  Q 10 4
  10 9 7 6
  10 8 5
 

South
West
North
East
I pass
I pass
I open
I have 10 pts
I play 3NT

 

Lead:   4
Bidding: don’t bid the useless level of 4NT with 27 HCP.
Defence: play the highest in third position on the lead.
Declarer: in hand with the King of Spades, he will have to play short-hand honors first in Diamonds.
If he hasn’t discarded a Club in the dummy, the last one will be high once he has played A K Q of Clubs.

Hand T1-3     Dealer South


 
  A 4
  A K 5 2
  A 8 4
  Q 10 5 2
 
  Q 10 6
  J 9 8
  Q J 10 9
  7 4 3
 
N
  K 8 5 3 2
  Q 10 7 4
  7 6
  A 6
W
 
E
 
S
 
  J 9 7
  6 3
  K 5 3 2
  K J 9 8
 

South
West
North
East
I pass
I pass
I open
I have 8 pts
I play 3NT

 

Lead: 2
Defence: must play the right card in third position
The declarer can only win eight tricks.

Hand T1-4     Dealer West


 
  8 7 5 3
  9 3 2
  Q J 8 4
  K 7
 
  J 10 6
  K J 5
  A 9 7 5 2
  4 2
 
N
  K Q 9 4
  A Q 7
  K 6
  Q 10 9 8
W
 
E
 
S
 
  A 2
  10 8 6 4
  10 3
  A J 6 5 3
 

South
West
North
East
I pass
I pass
I open
I have 9 pts
I play 3NT

 

Lead: 3
Defence: South must persist with his Clubs to establish one length trick after the lead and return in Clubs,