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Overcalls II


West

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

Play

Defense
 
Resp to 1 NT overcall
Stayman convention
Ruffing with 4-4 fit
Establish side suit
Lead partner’s suit
Finesse against dummy
S 10 7 2
H 6 4 3 2
D 9 6 4 3
C K 9
4 H by East7 top tricksWin the restmade 4 -420


West

1 D
AP
North

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

Play

Defense 
Resp to suit overcall
Rebid by overcaller
Timing the play
Lead toward honor
Return partner’s suit
S K 7 4 3
H K 2
D Q 9 4
C Q 8 6 2
1 NT by South3 top tricksCash 2 more winnersmade 1 +90


West

2 H
4 H
North

2 S
AP
East

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

Play

Defense
 
Resp to suit overcall
Follow up major raise
Keep trump control
Avoid tap; shed loser
Make declarer ruff
Holdup play
S A K J 9 5
H K 6 3 2
D 7 5
C Q J
4 H by West9 top tricksClaim the restmade 4 -620


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

Play
Defense
 
Resp to suit overcall
Follow up major raise
Ruff/discard endplay
Lead partner’s suit
Ducking play
S K Q 10 5
H Q 5 4
D 10 6 4
C A J 9
3 S by North6 top tricksW endplayed, lose 2made 3 +140


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