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Notrump Auctions III


West

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

Play

Defense 
Stayman convention
Control-showing bid
Shun finesse
Play for best chance
When to cover honor
S 6 5
H J 10
D A J 10 7 3 2
C A Q J
6 D by South10 top tricksConcede high trumpmade 6 +920


West

3 C!
North

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

Play

Defense
 
Opening one-bid
Response to 1 NT
Set up dummy’s suit
Communication/entries
Attack dummy’s entry
Choose lead at suit
S K 10 7 6
H Q J 8
D K J 6
C 10 4 2
3 C by West8 top tricksLose last 2 tricksmade 3 -110


West

1 NT
2 D
North

Pass
Pass
East

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

Defense
 
Response to 1 NT
Shun finesse
Ruff in short hand
Attitude signal
Fight declarer’s plan
S Q 10 4 3
H K 4 3
D 10 9 7
C Q 4 2
4 H by East9 top tricksConcede high trumpmade 4 -620


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

Play
 
Stayman convention
Rebid by responder
Holdup play
Timing the play
S Q 7 6 3
H Q 6
D 5 3
C A Q J 6 5
3 NT by North4 top tricksCash 6 more winnersmade 3 +600


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