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This column has been printed here with permission from Bridge Magazine

 

February 2012

By Julian Pottage on Nov 21, 2012.
Partner leads the queen of diamonds. What are your thoughts as declarer plans the play?

January 2012

By Julian Pottage on Nov 21, 2012.
You lead the ace of spades, on which East plays the two, suggesting an odd number. How do you continue?

October 2011

By Julian Pottage on Nov 21, 2012.
Partner leads the jack of hearts, which you win with the king. What do you return?

September 2011

By Julian Pottage on Nov 21, 2012.
You lead the four of spades, covered by the nine, king and ace. Declarer cashes the ace-king of hearts and three top clubs, East following each time. Then comes to the ten of spades to your queen (seven from East). What do you lead next?

July 2011

By Julian Pottage on Nov 21, 2012.
You lead the four of clubs – low, queen and ace. After crossing to the ace of diamonds (six from East), declarer runs the jack of hearts, on which partner plays the seven. What card you lead to the third trick?

August 2011

By Julian Pottage on Nov 19, 2012.
Partner leads the nine of clubs (second and fourth if from length) and dummy plays low. What card do you play at trick one? What is your plan for later?

June 2011

By Julian Pottage on Nov 19, 2012.
Partner leads the three of spades, which you win with the jack. What do you return?

May 2011

By Julian Pottage on Nov 19, 2012.
You cash two top spades, collecting the two and nine from East, the seven and queen from South. Which card do you lead at trick three?

March 2011

By Julian Pottage on Nov 19, 2012.
You lead the five of hearts. Partner wins with the king and switches to the five of spades, covered by the ten and queen. What do you lead next?
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