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This column has been printed here with permission from Bridge Magazine

 

December 2012

By Julian Pottage on Nov 21, 2012.
Partner leads the two of diamonds to the seven and ace. Declarer plays the eight of clubs to the two (standard count), king and ace. What do you lead next?

November 2012

By Julian Pottage on Nov 21, 2012.
You lead the three of diamonds. Partner wins with the king and cashes the ace as the queen remains out. How do you plan to defeat this contract?

October 2012

By Julian Pottage on Nov 21, 2012.
Partner leads the seven of clubs (second and fourth). Dummy plays the ten. Which card do you play?

September 2012

By Julian Pottage on Nov 21, 2012.
You lead the eight of diamonds to the ace, two and three. On the first trump, East throws the three of hearts and South plays the king. What is your plan here?

August 2012

By Julian Pottage on Nov 21, 2012.
Partner leads the king of hearts. What is your plan to defeat this contract?

July 2012

By Julian Pottage on Nov 21, 2012.
You lead the seven of spades. Partner goes up with the ace and switches to the eight of hearts, on which South plays the five. What do you do?

June 2012

By Julian Pottage on Nov 21, 2012.
Partner leads the five of diamonds. Declarer wins with the king, crosses to the ace of hearts (eight from West) and returns a heart. You win with the queen while West throws the two of diamonds (remaining count). What do you lead next (I know you wish it was not your lead)?

May 2012

By Julian Pottage on Nov 21, 2012.
You lead the jack of hearts, holding the lead when dummy plays the six, East the eight and South the four. How do you continue?

April 2012

By Julian Pottage on Nov 21, 2012.
Partner leads the seven of diamonds. Can you see how you might make four tricks?

March 2012

By Julian Pottage on Nov 21, 2012.
You lead the ten of clubs. Partner overtakes with the jack, cashes the ace and continues with the queen. What do you when declarer ruffs with the jack of hearts?
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