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Bidding After a Raise IV


West

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



Play

Defense 
Follow up major raise
If East bids 3 H
it is more apt to aid
defense
Keep trump control
Ducking play
Choose lead at suit
S K Q 6
H J 9 8 7 5
D Q 10 5
C Q J
3 S by East8 top tricksWin 2 more tricksmade 3 -140


West

Pass
Pass
Pass
North

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

Play
Defense 
Follow up minor raise
Strength-showing bid
Finessing technique
Choose lead at suit
S 4 2
H A Q 5 4
D A Q 9 7 2
C J 5
5 D by South10 top tricksWin the restmade 5 +600


West

Pass
Pass
Pass
North

1 S
3 C
6 S
East

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

Play
 
Follow up major raise
Slam decision
Set up dummy’s suit
Use trumps as entries
S K 10 8 7
H A Q 8 6 3
D 3
C K 6 4
6 S by North9 top tricksLose the last trickmade 6 +980


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

Play
Defense
 
Follow up minor raise
Choose best game
Seven-card trump fit
Overtaking play
Shift to trumps
S A K 10 2
H 6 2
D 5 4 2
C Q 6 5 2
4 H by West8 top tricksLose 1 more trickmade 4 -620


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