Finesse Strategies : Deals 1 - 4
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FS 1 : Dealer is N     None Vulnerable
North *
♠  Q J 9
♥  A 6
♦  K 7 4 3
♣  A 10 6 2
East
♠  4 2
♥  Q J 10 9 4
♦  J 10 9
♣  K 5 3
West
♠  K 8 5 3
♥  8 5 2
♦  Q 6 5
♣  8 7 4
South
♠  A 10 7 6
♥  K 7 3
♦  A 8 2
♣  Q J 9
Bidding : (N) 1♦ - 1♠ - 1NT - 3NT     Lead : Q♥

Play : Duck the 1st trick, win the 2nd trick with A♥.
Lead 3♦ to Dummy's A♦, then lead Q♣ for a direct finesse in clubs.   Take the ♠ finesse last. !
FS 2 : Dealer is E     NS Vulnerable
North
♠  K 10 8
♥  J 10 5 4
♦  8 7 6
♣  7 4 2
East *
♠  Q J 3
♥  A 9 2
♦  K 9
♣  K Q 10 6 5
West
♠  A 7 6 4
♥  K 8 6 3
♦  A 5 3
♣  J 8
South
♠  9 5 2
♥  Q 7
♦  Q J 10 4 2
♣  A 9 3
Bidding : (E) 1NT - 2♣ - 2♦ - 3NT     Lead : Q♦

Play : Hold up once, then win 2nd trick with East's K♦.
Lead 5♣ to Dummy's J♣ to dislodge South's A♣, losing to the long suited hand first !
FS 3 : Dealer is S     EW Vulnerable
North
♠  A 10 9 6
♥  K Q J
♦  A 8 3
♣  8 7 5
East
♠  K 5
♥  10 9 8 6 2
♦  Q J 10 7
♣  J 3
West
♠  4 2
♥  A 7 5 4 3
♦  K 5 2
♣  K 9 2
South *
♠  Q J 8 7 3
♥  -
♦  9 6 4
♣  A Q 10 6 4
Bidding : (S) 1♠ - 3♠ - 4♠     Lead : 4♠

Play : Refuse the finesse and win with A♠, then lead K♥ discarding South's 4♦.
After regaining the lead play the Q♥ discarding the 6♦. Then draw trumps and double finesse ♣.
FS 4 : Dealer is W     All Vulnerable
North
♠  A 8 6 4
♥  8 5 2
♦  Q J 10 9 4
♣  7
East
♠  7 5
♥  Q J 9 6
♦  A K 2
♣  A 10 8 3
West *
♠  K 9 2
♥  A K 3
♦  6 3
♣  K J 9 6 4
South
♠  Q J 10 3
♥  10 7 4
♦  8 7 5
♣  Q 5 2
Bidding : (W) 1♣ - 1♥ - 1NT - 3NT     Lead : Q♦

Play : Declarer must safeguard his unprotected K♠. This determines the way he plays the ♣ suit, which contains a two-way finesse. Declarer must finesse South for the Q♣, for if it loses to North Declarer's K♠ remains safe.