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Bidding After a Raise VI


West

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

Play 
Opening one-bid
Follow up major raise
Ruff/discard endplay
S J 10 8 2
H 4 3 2
D A Q J
C 4 3 2
4 S by North7 top tricksE endplayed, lose 2made 4 +420


West

2 C
3 NT!
North

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

Play

Defense 
Rebid after 2-over-1
Follow up minor raise
Avoidance finesse
Finessing technique
Return partner’s suit
S 10 9 8 7
H K 5 3 2
D Q 9 2
C K 3
3 NT by West6 top tricksCash 4 more winnersmade 3 -400


West

2 H
AP
North

2 S
East

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

Play
 
Cope with overcall
Follow up major raise
Transfer ruff
Set up dummy’s suit
S A K J 8 7 6 4
H J
D 7 2
C K J 9
4 S by South8 top tricksWin the restmade 5 +450


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

Play

Defense
 
Opening one-bid
Follow up minor raise
Play to trick one
Duck to retain entry
Return partner’s suit
Avoid endplay
S J 8 3
H A J 8 4 3
D 9 2
C J 9 5
3 NT by East5 top tricksWin 1 more trickmade 3 -600


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