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Opener’s Third Bid VI


West

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

Play
Defense 
Opener’s third bid
Choose best game
Automatic squeeze
Choose lead at suit
S 10 9 8
H Q 10
D K J 8 7 5
C 8 5 4
5 C by East10 top tricksNorth is squeezedmade 5 -400


West

Pass
Pass
AP
North

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

Play
 
Rebid by responder
Follow up minor raise
Timing the play
Establish side suit
S A J 5 3
H
D K 10 4 3 2
C A J 3 2
5 D by South7 top tricksClaim the restmade 5 +600


West

Pass
Pass
Pass
North

1 H
2 C
3 NT
East

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

Play
 
Rebid by opener
Opener’s third bid
Placing enemy cards
Untangle tricks
S K Q 4 3
H A
D A 8 7 3
C 10 6 4 2
3 NT by North8 top tricksCash 2 more winnersmade 3 +400


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

Play 
Simple preference bid
Opener’s third bid
Play for best chance
S A Q 7 3
H Q 4
D 10 5
C 9 8 7 6 5
2 NT by West6 top tricksLose 3 more tricksmade 2 -120


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