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Bidding After a Raise II


West

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

Play

Defense 
Follow up minor raise
Choose best game
Trump management
Finessing technique
Choose lead at suit
S K J 5 3
H A 2
D 6 5 2
C Q J 9 8
4 H by North10 top tricksLose 1 trump trickmade 4 +420


West

2 C
3 NT!
North

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



Play
 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Follow up minor raise
West does not look for
stoppers with 4-3-3-3
Combine chances
Double squeeze
S A K 6
H Q J 6 3
D 9 6
C J 9 7 6
3 NT by West8 top tricksSouth is squeezedmade 3 -400


West

Pass
AP
North

2 S
East

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

Play
 
Follow up major raise
South revalues to 19 pts
Set up dummy’s suit
Loser-on-loser play
S A 9 7 6 5 4
H A 10 4 2
D A 2
C 5
4 S by South8 top tricksWin the restmade 4 +420


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

Play

Defense 
Strength-showing bid
Ace-showing bid
Ruff in short hand
Trump management
Choose lead vs slam
S Q 10 6
H K J 9 5
D 5
C J 9 8 7 5
6 D by East10 top tricksWin the restmade 6 -1370


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