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Opener’s Third Bid IV


West

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

Play
Defense 
Rebid by responder
Opener’s third bid
Elopement play
Leading trumps
S Q 10 8 7
H Q 10 8
D K 7 5
C Q 10 2
4 H by West8 top tricksLose the restmade 4 -420


West

Pass
Pass
Pass
North

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

Play

Defense 
Opener’s third bid
Follow up major raise
Set up dummy’s suit
Avert overruff
Leading trumps
S K 7
H A K 8 4 2
D 2
C A J 6 4 3
4 S by North9 top tricksWin 3 more tricksmade 4 +620


West

Pass
Pass
Pass
North

1 S
2 D
3 NT
East

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

Play 
Simple preference bid
Opener’s third bid
Unblocking play
S 4
H K 10 3
D A K Q 8 4
C A 10 6 3
3 NT by South5 top tricksLose the restmade 3 +400


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

Play 
Opener’s third bid
Choose best game
Communication/entries
S J 10 9 7
H 9 7 4
D K 10 2
C A J 6
3 NT by East5 top tricksDummy is goodmade 3 -600


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