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Notrump Auctions II


West

2 S
Pass
AP
North
1 NT
Pass
4 C
East
2 C1
Pass
Pass
South
Dbl
3 S!
5 C
Board 1
None Vul
S J 5 4
H A Q 7
D K 8 3
C K Q 10 7
Trick
1 E
2 E
3 S
4 N
5 S
6 N
7 S
8 N
9 S
10 N
Lead
S K
S Q
C 2
C 7
C 3
D 3
D 5
D 8
D 6
S J
2nd
3
C 9
5
S 6
8
2
9
H 10
J
A
3rd
2
7
K
A
Q
Q
K
A
C 10
H 4!
4th
4
5
4
6
H 3
7
4
10
S 9
8
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
8 2
S 10 8 7 2
H 9 2
D J 10 9 7
C 8 6 5
TableS A K Q 9 6
H K J 10 8 3
D 4 2
C 4
Note 1
Bidding

Play
 
Landy (majors)
Interference over 1 NT
Choose best game
Shun finesse
Throw-in play
S 3
H 6 5 4
D A Q 6 5
C A J 9 3 2
5 C by North9 top tricksEast is endplayedmade 5 +400


West

3 D!
North

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

Play

Defense
 
Interference over 1 NT
Competitive auction
Avert overruff
Transfer ruff
Honor signal
Try for an overruff
S Q 10 3
H K Q 10 9 8 3
D A
C Q 8 4
3 D by West8 top tricksWin the restmade 3 -110


West

Pass
Pass
North

2 C
3 H!
East

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

Play

Defense 
Stayman convention
Rebid by responder
Timing the play
Obtain early discard
Honor signal
S A 7 2
H K J 4 3
D K Q 9 4
C K 8
3 H by South5 top tricksWin 1 more trickmade 3 +140


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

Play

Defense 
Stayman convention
Rebid by responder
Communication/entries
Finessing technique
Third-hand play
S Q 5 3
H K 3
D 10 7 5 4
C Q 8 7 6
3 NT by East6 top tricksWin the last trickmade 3 -600


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