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Notrump Auctions IV


West

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

Play
 
Landy (both majors)
Interference over 1 NT
Competitive auction
Obtain early discard
Trump endplay
S 10 5 2
H A 9 2
D 7
C Q 10 8 6 5 3
3 C by South7 top tricksW endplayed, lose 1made 3 +110


West

2 C
3 NT!
North

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

Play
 
Stayman convention
Rebid by NT bidder
Set up dummy’s suit
Avert overruff
S 8 7 6
H K 10 6 5
D K Q 6 3
C 10 6
4 S by East7 top tricksDraw trump, claimmade 4 -420


West

Pass
Pass
Pass
North

2 C
3 C!
6 C
East

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

Play
 
Stayman convention
Slam decision
Finessing technique
Crossruff
S K J
H A Q 6 5
D A 5 4
C Q J 9 5
6 C by North10 top tricksWin the restmade 6 +920


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

Play
Defense
 
Interference over 1 NT
Cue-bid general force
Ruff/discard endplay
Try for a ruff
Read partner’s lead
S J 5
H 6 5 2
D 9 6 5 3
C A 6 5 4
4 S by West4 top tricksNorth is endplayedmade 4 -620


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