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Bidding After a Raise III


West

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

Play

Defense 
Strength-showing bid
Choose best game
Finessing technique
Unblocking play
Holdup play
S 4 2
H K J 10
D A K 8 7 6
C 5 4 2
3 NT by North4 top tricksCash 3 more winnersmade 3 +400


West

1 H
4 H!
North

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

Defense 
Follow up major raise
Elimination technique
Ruff/discard endplay
Finesse against dummy
S Q 9 7
H K 3
D A J 9 7
C 10 9 8 2
4 H by West7 top tricksS endplayed, lose 1made 4 -420


West

Pass
Pass
Pass
North

3 C
3 S
5 C
East

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

Play
Defense 
Strength-showing bid
Choose best game
Crisscross squeeze
Choose lead at suit
S J 7 5
H 10 7
D A K 3
C K Q 5 3 2
5 C by South9 top tricksWest is squeezedmade 5 +400


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

Play

Defense 
Strength-showing bid
Ace-showing bid
Read enemy lead
Ruff in short hand
Choose lead vs slam
S Q 8 5 4 3
H 2
D Q 10 8 5
C 10 5 2
6 C by East9 top tricksWin the restmade 6 -1370


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