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Responses to Suit Bids V


West

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

Play

Defense 
Cope with overcall
Resp to 1 of a suit
Combine chances
Set up dummy’s suit
Make declarer ruff
S A K J 7 2
H 6 5
D 10 3 2
C K Q 10
2 H by East7 top tricksLose 1 trump trickmade 2 -110


West

Pass
AP
North

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

Play

Defense
 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Slam decision
Combine chances
Automatic squeeze
Choose lead vs slam
When to split honors
S K 6 4
H K 6 5 4
D A J 2
C A K Q
6 NT by North11 top tricksWest is squeezedmade 6 +1440


West

Pass
AP
North

3 S!
East

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

Play 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Follow up major raise
Trump endplay
S A 5 4 3 2
H Q 8 2
D A 5 3
C A 4
4 S by South11 top tricksEast is endplayedmade 4 +420


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

Play

Defense
 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Opener’s third bid
Establish side suit
Avert overruff
Holdup play
Make declarer ruff
S 9 3
H 8 7 4 2
D A 10 2
C K 7 6 4
4 H by West6 top tricksCash 2 more winnersmade 4 -620


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