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Opener’s Third Bid V


West

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

Play

Defense 
Rebid by opener
Opener’s third bid
Timing the play
Establish side suit
Attitude signal
S K Q J 10 2
H J 8 4 3 2
D A 2
C 3
4 H by South5 top tricksWin the restmade 4 +420


West

1 S
2 NT
4 H
North

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

Play
 
Opener’s third bid
Responder’s third bid
Ruff in short hand
Timing the play
S Q 8 3
H K 8
D 10 6 5 2
C Q J 9 7
4 H by East9 top tricksClaim the restmade 4 -420


West

1 H
2 C
2 NT!
North

Pass
Pass
AP
East

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

Play
 
Rebid by responder
Opener’s third bid
Play for best chance
Communication/entries
S K J 4
H Q 9 7 3
D Q J
C 10 9 8 7
2 NT by West6 top tricksWin 4 more tricksmade 2 -120


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

Play

Defense 
Opener’s third bid
Blackwood convention
Communication/entries
Unblocking play
Choose lead at suit
S 3
H A K Q 6 2
D K 10 3
C J 9 8 4
5 D by North10 top tricksClaim the restmade 5 +600


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