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Opener’s Third Bid


West

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

Play

Defense 
Rebid by responder
Opener’s third bid
Trump management
Dummy reversal
Third-hand play
S A K 5 4 3
H Q 6 5
D 9
C K 7 5 4
4 S by South8 top tricksLose 1 more trickmade 5 +450


West

1 S
2 NT
4 H
North

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

Play
 
Rebid by opener
Opener’s third bid
Obtain early discard
Ruff in short hand
S 9 3
H K 10 7
D A 10 5 4
C Q 9 7 4
4 H by East8 top tricksConcede high trumpmade 4 -420


West

1 D
2 C
2 NT!
North

Pass
Pass
AP
East

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

Play

Defense 
Rebid by responder
Opener’s third bid
Watch spot cards
Restricted choice
Choose lead at notrump
S Q 9 5
H K J 10 4
D J 10
C 10 7 6 2
2 NT by West6 top tricksWin the last trickmade 2 -120


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

Play

Defense 
Simple preference bid
Opener’s third bid
Communication/entries
Overtaking play
Choose lead at notrump
S K 10 9 8 3
H 10 4
D K 4 3 2
C Q 4
3 NT by North6 top tricksWin 6 more tricksmade 3 +600


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