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Responses to Suit Bids III


West

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



Play
 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Weak jump response 3 S is
perfect response (1 S is
acceptable)
Obtain early discard
Positional squeeze
S A 5 3
H 9 8 6 5
D J 10
C A 8 7 3
4 S by West9 top tricksNorth is squeezedmade 5 -450


West

Pass
Pass
Pass
North

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


Play

Defense 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Opener’s reverse bid
Bypass bad diamond suit
Seven-card trump fit
Combine chances
Choose lead at suit
S A Q 2
H A K 10 4
D 2
C A 10 7 6 5
4 S by North8 top tricksWin 3 more tricksmade 4 +620


West

Pass
Pass
AP
North

1 NT!
3 H
East

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


Play

Defense 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Tactical 1 NT keeps E-W
from reaching 4 S
Establish side suit
Avert overruff
Choose lead at suit
S A
H A K Q 6 2
D A J 5 4 3
C 8 3
4 H by South7 top tricksWin 2 more tricksmade 4 +420


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

Play

Defense 
Shape-showing bid
Don’t jump with 2-suiter
Read enemy lead
Establish side suit
Choose lead vs slam
S Q 10 8 2
H K J 9 8 3
D 2
C 8 7 4
6 C by East10 top tricksWin the restmade 6 -1370


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