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What is usually the best play of each card combination at notrump? You may lead from either hand unless stated otherwise. Assume East or West plays a low card as second hand.

1.

 Q J 9 8 2
 Table
 A 10 5 4 3

Lead the _____ and play the _____
 
 

2.

 Q 10 5 4
North leads firstTable
 A 8 3 2

Lead the _____ and play the _____
then
Lead the _____ and play the _____

3.

 K 10 9 6 4
 Table
 3 2

Lead the _____ and play the _____
then
Lead the _____ and play the _____

4.

 4 3 2
Table
 K J 8 5

Lead the _____ and play the _____
then
Lead the _____ and play the _____

5.

 Q 7 3 2
  Table
 J 9 6 5

Lead the _____ and play the _____
then
Lead the _____ and play the _____

6.

 A K J 2
South leads firstTable
 9 8 6 4 3

Lead the _____ and play the _____
then
Lead the _____ and play the _____

7.

 J 10 9 8 7
 Table
 A 4 3 2

Lead the _____ and play the _____
then
Lead the _____ and play the _____

8.

 A Q 4 3
 Table
 10 6 5 2

Lead the _____ and play the _____
then
Lead the _____ and play the _____

9.

 Q 9 2  
North leadsTable
 A K 8 5 4 3

Lead the _____ and play the _____
then
Lead the _____ and play the _____

10.

 5 4    
 Table
 A K J 10 3 2

Lead the _____ and play the _____
then
Lead the _____ and play the _____

11.

 Q J 2
 Table
 K 5 4 3

Lead the _____ and play the _____
then
Lead the _____ and play the _____

12.

 A J 10 2
North leads firstTable
 K 5 4 3

Lead the _____ and play the _____
then
Lead the _____ and play the _____