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Responses to Suit Bids


West

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

Play

Defense 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Follow up major raise
Finessing technique
Timing the play
Choose lead at suit
S 5
H Q 10 8 3
D J 8 7 5
C Q 9 7 6
4 S by East8 top tricksLose 1 trump trickmade 4 -420


West

Pass
Pass
AP
North

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

Play
Defense 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Rebid after 2-over-1
Elimination technique
Choose lead at suit
S 6 2
H K Q 9 7 6
D A 9 7 5
C A Q
4 H by South8 top tricksWest is endplayedmade 4 +620


West

Pass
Pass
North

1 H!
2 NT
East

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

Play

Defense
 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Rebid by responder
Play for best chance
Read enemy lead
Third-hand play
Return partner’s suit
S K 6 3
H Q 5
D A K 9 8 7 6
C 5 4
2 NT by North6 top tricksWin the restmade 2 +120


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

Play

Defense
 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Follow up minor raise
Avoidance finesse
Avoidance duck
Choose lead at notrump
Shift to another suit
S Q 9 5 2
H K Q
D J 10 9
C Q 9 7 6
3 NT by West5 top tricksCash 2 more winnersmade 4 -630


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