Watson’s Bridge Challenge #1

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Should Dummy play High or Low in the second Hand?

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Louis H. Watson Bridge

from: “Watson the Play of the Hand at Bridge”

Watson’s Bridge Challenge #1, Chapter 9watson bridge

1. Chapter IX, Page 79 – Should Dummy play High or Low in the Second Hand?

The contract is in NT and West leads a small .

 Which card should dummy play with each of the following four Spade suits?  How should South handle these Spade suits to take the most tricks?

 

No. 1

No. 2

No. 3

No. 4

Q 8

Q 8 5

Q 10 5

Q 10 9

A 7 3

A 7 3

A 7 3

A 7 3


 

2. Chapter IX, Page 81 – Should Dummy play High or Low in the Second Hand?

 

The contract is in no-trump and West leads a low Diamond.  Which card should dummy play with each of the following three Diamond suits?  How should South handle these Diamond suits to take the most tricks?

 

No. 1

No. 2

No. 3

Q 8 5

Q 8

Q 10 5

K 7 3

K 7 3

K 7 3


3. Chapter IX, Page 76 – When not to Hold-up

 

West leads the four of Spades against your three no-trump contract.  What do you play from dummy?  If East covers, do you play your Ace?.  What do you do next?

 

9 3
K 7 5
Q J 10 7 3
A J 5

 

K Q 7 4
Q 6 4
A 5
Q 10 7 3

 

J 6 5
10 9 8 3
K 6 2
9 8 4

 

A 10 8 2
A J 2
9 8 4
K 6 2

 


4. Chapter IX, Page 83 – A Hold-up in a Suit with Two Stoppers

 

When playing a hand in no-trump, South needs to keep some measure of control if the suit West attacks in his opening lead until he has set up enough sure tricks to make his contract.  In the next hand West leads the ten of Hearts, and the contract is three no-trump.  How do you play the hand?

 

8 6 3
A 6 2
J 10 9 8 3
A K

 

J 10 5 4
Q 10 9 8 5
A 5
7 6

 

Q 9 7
J 7
K 4 2
Q J 10 8 5

 

A K 2
K 4 3
Q 7 6
9 4 3 2

 

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