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Subj:   3 Other Bridge Challenges

        From: Bridge Master 2000 
        in Audrey Grant's Better Bride Edition
        From the CD by Bridge Base Inc
        at bbi@bridg3base.com

These are a few of the hands from Bridge Master 2000.  The contract is set.  West has made the first lead.  Can you find the best line of play
to give South a chance of making the contract?

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Topics
Joker comes from Free Dictionary by Farlex

 #1 - Level 1
 #2 - Level 1 (more problems)
 #3 - Level 1 (still more problems)
  #4 - Levels 1, 2, and 3

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Subj:     Other Bridge Challenges #1 (S545c)
          From Level 1 Hands

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1. Hand M-13
 
. A 4
A K Q 5
9 8 7 6
10 9 8
 
3 2
4 3 2
K Q J 10
A K Q J

West leads the King of Spades and the contract is 3 No Trump.
Which line of play will give you the best chance of making
your contract?


 

2. Hand M-18
 
. A 10 4
6 5 4
3 2
7 6 5 4 3
 
J 3 2
A 3 2
A 6 5 4
A K 2

West leads the King of Diamonds and the contract is 1 No Trump.
Which line of play will give you the best chance of making
your contract?

3. Hand M-26
 
. 5 4 3 2
A K 3
7 6 5
5 4 3
 
Q J 10 9 8
Q 2
4 3 2
A K 2

You lose the first three tricks in Diamonds.  West took
the third trick and returned the Queen of Clubs.  The
contract is 2 Spades.  Which line of play will give you
the best chance of making your contract?

4. Hand M-27
 
. 5 4 3
5 4
A 7 6 5 4
4 3 2
 
A K 2
A 3 2
K 3 2
Q 9 8 7

West leads the Queen of Spades and the contract is 1 No Trump.
Which line of play will give you the best chance of making
your contract?


 

5. Hand M-43
 
. K 3 2
4 3
A K 8 7 6
4 3 2
 
A Q J
A 2
5 4 3 2
K Q J 10

West leads the Queen of Hearts and the contract is 3 No Trump.
Which line of play will give you the best chance of making
your contract?

6. Hand M-53
 
. K Q J
A 5 4
5 4 3 2
7 6 5
 
3 2
K 3 2
A K Q J 10
4 3 2

You lose the first three tricks in Clubs.  East took
the third trick and returned the Jack of Hearts.  The
contract is 3 Diamonds.  Which line of play will give
you the best chance of making your contract?
 

Figure out a strategy and then click 'HERE' for Audrey's solution.


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Subj:   Other Bridge Challenges #2 (S546c)
        From Level 1 Hands

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1. Hand M-54
 
. A 4
4 3 2
K 7 6 5 4
6 5 4
 
3 2
A K Q J 10
A 3 2
A 3 2

West leads the King of Spades and the contract is 4 Hearts.
Which line of play will give you the best chance of making
your contract?
 


 

2. Hand M-59
 
. A K
5 4 3
5 4 3
A 8 7 6 5
 
Q 4 3 2
A K 2
A K 2
4 3 2

West leads the Jack of Spades and the contract is 3 No Trump.
Which line of play will give you the best chance of making
your contract?
 


 

3. Hand M-75
 
. 4 3 2
A K 2
Q 6 5
5 4 3 2
 
A Q J
Q J 10 9 8
4 3 2
K 2

You loose three Diamond tricks and two Club tricks off the top.  When the third
Club trick is lead, you trump it in your hand.  Which line of play will give you the best chance of taking the rest of the tricks and making your contract.
 


 

4. Hand M-83
 
. A J 2
7 6 5 4
6 5 4
A K J
 
K 3
Q J 10 9 8
A 3 2
Q 10 9

West leads the King of Diamonds and the contract is four Hearts.
Which line of play will give you the best chance of making
your contract?
 


 

5. Hand M-85
 
. 5 4 3
A J
A 7 6 5 4
6 5 4
 
A K 2
4 3 2
Q 3 2
A K 3 2

West leads the ten of Hearts and the contract is 3 No Trump.
Which line of play will give you the best chance of making
your contract?
 


 

6. Hand M-96
 
. 6 5 4 3
Q J 4
A J 4
7 6 5
 
J 2
A 3 2
K Q 3 2
A 4 3 2

West leads the King of Clubs and the contract is 1 No Trump.
Which line of play will give you the best chance of making
your contract?
 

Figure out a strategy and then click 'HERE' for Audrey's solution.


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Subj:.....Other Bridge Challenge #3 (S547c)
          From Levels 1M and 1A Hands

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1. Hand M-110
 
. A K Q J
8 7 6 5
K 5
6 5 4
 
4 3 2
A K J 10 9
A 2
K 3 2

West leads the Jack of Diamonds and the contract is 4 Hearts.
Which line of play will give you the best chance of making
your contract?
 


 

2. Hand A-8
 
. A 5 4 3 2
A K Q
A 3 2
J 2
 
K Q 9 8
J 3 2
K Q J
A K Q
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Bidding: West

Pass

North

7 NT

East

All Pass

South
2 NT
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West leads the ten of Hearts and the contract is 7 No Trump.
Which line of play will give you the best chance of making
your contract?
 


 

3. Hand A-16
 
. J 5 4
4 3 2
A K 4
A 4 3 2
 
A K 3 2
A K
Q 3 2
K Q J 10
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Bidding: West

Pass
Pass

North

2 Diamonds
6 NT

East

Pass
All Pass

South
2 Clubs
2 NT
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West leads the Jack of Hearts and the contract is 6 No Trump.
Which line of play will give you the best chance of making
your contract?
 


 

4. Hand A-19
 
. 4 3 2
A K J
A K 10
J 4 3 2
 
K Q J
Q 3 2
4 3 2
A K Q 5
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Bidding: West

Pass
Pass

North

4 NT
Pass

East

Pass
Pass

South
1 NT
6 NT
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West leads the ten of Spades and the contract is 5 No Trump.
Which line of play will give you the best chance of making
your contract?
 


 

5. Hand A-22
 
. 9 8 7
3 2
K 6 5 4
5 4 3 2
 
A K Q J 10
6 5 4
A 3 2
A K
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Bidding: West

Pass
Pass
Pass

North

2 Diamonds
3 Spades
Pass

East

Pass
Pass
Pass

South
2 Clubs
2 Spades
4 Spades
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West leads the Queen of Clubs and the contract is 4 Spades.
Which line of play will give you the best chance of making
your contract?
 


 

6. Hand A-25
 
. 4 3 2
3 2
K Q J 10 9 8
K 2
 
Q J 10 9
A K
A 3 2
10 9 8 7
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Bidding: West

Pass

North
2 Diamonds
Pass
East
Pass
Pass
South
3 Nt
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West leads the Queen of Hearts and the contract is 3 NT.
Which line of play will give you the best chance of making
your contract?
 

Figure out a strategy and then click 'HERE' for Audrey's solution.
 


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Subj:.....Other Bridge Challenge #4 (S548c)
          From Levels 1A, 2 and 3 Hands

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1. Hand A-28
 
. K 8 7
A 5 4 3
4 3 2
8 7 6
 
A Q J 10 9
K 2
A K
5 4 3 2
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Bidding: West

Pass
Pass

North

2 Spades
Pass

East

Pass
Pass

South
1 Spade
4 Spades
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West leads the Queen of Clubs and the contract is 4 Spades.
Which line of play will give you the best chance of making
your contract?
 


 

2. Hand A-32
 
. A K 3 2
A K 3 2
6 5 4
Q
 
6 5
6 5 4
A 3 2
A J 10 9 8
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Bidding: West

Pass
Pass

North
1 Spade
2 Hearts
3 NT
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
South
1 Nt
2 NT
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West leads the five of Clubs, dummy plays the Queen and East plays low.  The contract is 3 No Trump.  Which line of play will give you the best chance of making your contract?
 


 

3. Hand Level 2 - 32
 
. 3 2
A 6 5 4 3
Q J
J 10 9 8
 
A K 10 9 8 7
2
3 2
A K Q 2
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Bidding: West

Pass

North

4 Spades

East

All Pass

South
1 Spade
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You lose the first tw0 tricks in Diamonds.  West took
the second trick and returned the Jack of Hearts.  The
contract is 4 Spades.  Which line of play will give
you the best chance of making your contract?
 


 

4. Hand Level 3 - 31
 
. A 6 5
Q J 10
5 4 3 2
Q J 10
 
4 3 2
A K
A K 9 8 7 6
A K
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Bidding: West
2 Spades
Pass
Pass
Pass
North
Pass
2 NT
3 Spades
Pass
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
South
Dbl
3 Diamonds
5 Diamonds
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West leads the King of Spades and the contract is 6 Diamonds.
Which line of play will give you the best chance of making
your contract?
 


 

5. Hand Level 3 - 34
 
. A 3 2
A k 10 9 8
3 2
7 6 5
 
Q J 5 4
3 2
A K
A K 4 3 2
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Bidding: West

Pass
Pass
Pass

North

1 Heart
2 Diamonds
Pass

East

Pass
Pass
Pass

South
1 Club
1 Spade
3 NT
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West leads the Queen of Diamonds and the contract is 3 No Trump.
Which line of play will give you the best chance of making
your contract?
 


 

6. Hand Level 3 - 36
 
. A Q 5
A K 9 5 4
J 3 2
3 2
 
4 3 2
3 2
A K Q 10
A K Q J
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Bidding: West

Pass
Pass

North

1 Heart
6 NT

East

Pass
All Pass

South
1 Diamond
2 NT
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West leads the ten of Clubs and the contract is 6 No Trump.
Which line of play will give you the best chance of making
your contract?
 

Figure out a strategy and then click 'HERE' for Audrey's solution.
 

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Audrey Grant's CD, Bridge Master 2000, is excellent bridge practice.  You can play hands at your skill level as many times as you need.  If you can't solve a certain problem, there is a movie which will walk you through the solution step by step.  I've only shown you a few of the hands that interest me.  Buy her CD.

I placed these Bridge Challenges on my web site to help beginning bridge players with the basics on the play of the hands and to show them good books and CDs that would improve their game.  Bridge Master 2000's hands are well beyond the beginning level at this point in the CD.  It's time to find another book to sample.  Thank you Audry for some wonderful bridge problems.
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