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Notrump Auctions


West

Pass
Pass
AP
North
1 NT
Pass
2 NT
East
2 D1
2 H
Pass
South
Dbl!
Pass
3 NT
Board 1
None Vul
S 9 8
H K Q 4
D A K J 5 4
C Q 10 2
Trick
1 E
2 N
3 N
4 S
5 N
6 N
7 N
8 N
9 E
10 S
11 S
Lead
H J
D A
S 8
D 8
D K
D 5
D 4
S 9
S K
C A
S 5!
2nd
3
2
10
10
H 6
C 5
C 7
J
A
3
H 8
3rd
2
9!
Q
J!
7!
3
C 8
3!
7
10
C Q
4th
K
6
2
C 4
Q
C 6
H 5
4
C 2
H 9
6
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
7 1
8 1
9 1
9 2
S 7 4 2
H 8 5 2
D Q 10 6
C K J 6 3
TableS K J 10 6
H A J 10 9 6
D 2
C 7 5 4
Note 1
Bidding
Play
 
Cappelletti
Interference over 1 NT
Unblocking play
Avoidance finesse
S A Q 5 3
H 7 3
D 9 8 7 3
C A 9 8
3 NT by North4 top tricksE endplayed, lose 1made 4 +430


West

2 C!
3 D
6 D
North

Pass
Pass
AP
East
1 NT
2 H
4 D
South
Pass
Pass
Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S 9 8 6 2
H J 9 7 6 4 3
D
C K 8 2
Trick
1 N
2 W
3 W
4 E
5 W
6 W
7 E
8 E
9 E
10 W
11 E
Lead
C 2!
D A
D 4
D 7
D K
H 2
H K
H Q
C 7
S 3
S J
2nd
3
H 3
H 4
5
S 6
6
S 5
C 5
10
8
K
3rd
9
10!
Q
8
C 4
A
5
C 6
D 6
A!
4
4th
A
2
3
S 2
J
10
7
9
8
7
9
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
10 1
S Q 4 3
H 5 2
D A K 9 8 6 4
C A 6
TableS A J
H A K Q 8
D Q 10 7
C J 7 4 3
Bidding

Play

Defense 
Stayman convention
Slam decision
Unblocking play
Shun finesse
Choose lead vs slam
S K 10 7 5
H 10
D J 5 3 2
C Q 10 9 5
6 D by West11 top tricksClaim the restmade 6 -920


West

2 D
Pass
AP
North

3 D!
3 NT
East

Pass
Pass
South
1 NT
3 H
4 S
Board 3
E-W Vul
S Q 8 6 4
H A 2
D 7 2
C K J 7 6 5
Trick
1 W
2 W
3 W
4 S
5 S
6 N
7 S
8 N
9 E
10 N
Lead
D K
D A
C 3
S A
S 2
S 6
C 2
C 6
D 8!
C 7
2nd
2
7
5
7
9
J
D 9
10
H 3!
Q
3rd
4
5
8
4
Q
K
K
4
J
S 10
4th
3
Q
A
3
5
D 6
9
D 10
S 8
H 5
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
5 3
6 3
7 3
S 9 7
H Q 9 7 5
D A K J 10 9 6
C 3
TableS J 5 3
H J 6 4
D 8 5 4
C Q 10 9 8
Bidding

Play

Defense 
Interference over 1 NT
Cue-bid general force
Set up dummy’s suit
Ruffing with 4-4 fit
Try for a ruff
S A K 10 2
H K 10 8 3
D Q 3
C A 4 2
4 S by South8 top tricksWin the restmade 4 +420


West
1 NT
Pass
4 H
North
Pass
Pass
AP
East
2 C!
3 H
South
Dbl
Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S 7 5 3
H J 10 4 3
D A J 10 6
C 8 5
Trick
1 S
2 W
3 E
4 W
5 E
6 W
7 N
8 S
9 N
10 W
11 E
12 W
Lead
C K
C 2!
S 4
S 2
S 9
C 6!
D 6
D 5
H 3
C J
S J
D 8
2nd
A
5
6
5
10
H 10!
7
4
7
D J
Q
H 4
3rd
8
H 6
K
A
H 5
D 2!
K
10
2
H 8
H K
H 9
4th
4
3
3
8
7
7
3
9
Q
9
D A
C 10
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
5 1
5 2
5 3
6 3
7 3
8 3
9 3
S K 2
H K Q 5
D Q 8 4 3
C A J 6 2
TableS A J 9 4
H A 9 8 7 6
D 9 7 2
C 4
Bidding

Play

Defense 
Stayman convention
Rebid by responder
Crossruff
Trump coup
Uppercut
S Q 10 8 6
H 2
D K 5
C K Q 10 9 7 3
4 H by East8 top tricksWin the last trickmade 4 -620


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