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ASSUME standard Acol bidding, playing a weak no

trump:West North East South

1´ Dble 2´! Pass

Pass Dble Pass 3NT

All Pass YOU ARE SITTING EAST

The ´10 lead was won by South with the queen.

Declarer played the ™10, covered by the king and the

ace. Then came ®A, ®K and a third club, won by

East, with West discarding a spade.

QUIZ

1 What holding in spades do West and South start

with (there may be alternatives)?

2 What is the maximum number of hearts that

South holds, and the minimum partner has?

3 What is the likely point range of West's and

South's hands? Which honour cards can you place?

4 N-S have four tricks so far. How many more

tricks do they have off the top?

5 If East now leads a diamond, how many

diamond tricks could E-W take? Would a diamond

lead set up a trick for declarer?

6 Would you expect West to have a distributional

hand - at least two doubletons? Where would any

shortages lie?

7 Draw out the likely hands for South and West,

using x for the spot cards.

8 What should East do now? r

N/S Game. Dealer West.

´ 5

™ A Q J 3

t J 7 4

® A K J 6 3

´ 6 4 2

™ 9 8 7 6

t t 10 9 5

® Q 10 8

N E

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