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Opener’s Third Bid III


West

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

Play

Defense 
Rebid by opener
Opener’s third bid
Establish side suit
Ruff in short hand
Shift to trumps
S A 9 8 4
H 7 2
D Q 5 4
C A J 9 3
4 H by North8 top tricksLose 1 more trickmade 4 +420


West

1 H
2 C1
4 H
North

Pass
Pass
AP
East
1 D
1 NT
3 H!
South
Pass
Pass
Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S Q 10 8 4
H J 3
D K 10 9 5
C 9 4 3
Trick
1 N
2 S
3 E
4 W
5 E
6 E
7 S
8 W
Lead
S 4
S 9
H 10
D 4
D A
C K
S 5
H A
2nd
2
J
4
5
6
A
H 5
J
3rd
K
Q
K
Q!
S 7
5
8
2
4th
3
A
3
2
9
3
6
6
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
4 2
5 2
6 2
S J 7 3
H A K 9 7 5
D 4
C Q J 6 5
TableS A 6 2
H 10 8 2
D A Q J 7 3
C K 7
Note 1
Bidding
Play
 
new minor forcing
Opener’s third bid
Desperation finesse
Ruff in short hand
S K 9 5
H Q 6 4
D 8 6 2
C A 10 8 2
4 H by West6 top tricksLose 1 more trickmade 4 -420


West

Pass
Pass
AP
North

1 S
2 H
East

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

Play

Defense 
Opener’s third bid
Responder’s third bid
Shun finesse
Throw-in play
Choose lead at notrump
S 2
H J 8 6
D K Q J 6 4
C A Q 8 4
2 NT by South6 top tricksW endplayed, lose 2made 2 +120


West
1 H
2 C
3 S!
North
Pass
Pass
Pass
East
1 S
2 S
4 S
South
Pass
Pass
AP
Board 4
Both Vul
S K 10 9
H Q 4
D 9 6 5 4 2
C K J 9
Trick
1 S
2 E
3 W
4 E
5 W
6 E
7 W
8 E
9 W
Lead
S 3
H 2!
H 5!
D 8
H 6
D Q
H 9
C 3
H J
2nd
2
3
Q
3
D 4
K
D 6
4
S 10
3rd
9
A
S 5
A
S 6
S J
S 7
A
D 10!
4th
Q
4
7
2
8
5
10
9
K
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
8 1
S J 2
H A J 9 6 5
D A
C A 10 7 5 2
TableS A Q 8 7 6 5
H 2
D Q 10 8
C 8 6 3
Bidding
Play
Defense 
Opener’s third bid
Elopement play
Choose lead at suit
S 4 3
H K 10 8 7 3
D K J 7 3
C Q 4
4 S by East8 top tricksWin 2 more tricksmade 4 -620


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