Daily Problem 3445 – A fistful of quarters
19 May

You lead the 2 – three – queen – ace. South plays the K, East discarding a club. Next comes the A, the A and the 2. Plan West’s defence.

18 May

What would you do as North with:


17 May

After an auction which does not bear reporting (until tomorrow), you are South in 5, with East-West silent. West leads the 2: eight – ten – queen. Plan the play.

16 May

What would you do as West?



15 May

What would you do as North?



14 May

Suppose you are dealer, with both sides vulnerable. What action would you take with:

  • spade A 9 8 7 5 4 2
  • heart
  • diamond Q 6
  • club 9 6 5 2


13 May

What would you do as South?



12 May

What would you do as North?



11 May

West leads the 6 and East wins with the J. East continues with the Q and K, South following. What should West play on the third spade?

10 May

The first three tricks: 1. 6: two – jack – seven. 2. Q: eight – four – three 3. K: nine – 8 – 10. You play low-encouraging for discards. What next?

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