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Opener’s Third Bid II


West

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

Play
Defense
 
Rebid by responder
Opener’s third bid
Keep trump control
When to win trump ace
Set trap for declarer
S K Q 10 3
H 8 3
D A 10 9 5 4
C A 2
4 S by South11 top tricksWin the restmade 4 +420


West

1 H
2 C
North

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

Play
 
Rebid by responder
Opener’s third bid
Communication/entries
Shun holdup play
S K 8
H K 7 3
D 10 8 2
C J 10 9 7 6
2 NT by East6 top tricksWin the restmade 2 -120


West

Pass
Pass
Pass
North

1 H
2 H
4 H
East

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

Play

Defense 
Rebid by opener
Opener’s third bid
Trump management
Trump endplay
Shift to trumps
S A K 8 4
H 9 4
D A K J 8 4 3
C 2
4 H by North8 top tricksEast is endplayedmade 4 +420


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

Play
 
Simple preference bid
Opener’s third bid
Play for best chance
Automatic squeeze
S Q J 7 6 5
H Q 6
D A 10
C 10 9 6 5
3 NT by West6 top tricksSouth is squeezedmade 5 -660


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