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Overcalls III


West

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

Play

Defense 
Resp to suit overcall
Rebid by overcaller
Holdup play
Positional squeeze
Duck to retain entry
S 8 6 5 3
H Q 5
D Q 5 3
C 9 6 5 3
3 NT by East5 top tricksNorth is squeezedmade 4 -430


West

Pass
Pass
North

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

Play

Defense 
Resp to suit overcall
Cue-bid general force
Trump management
Loser-on-loser play
Cash high trump
S K 10 9 8 7
H 10 6 4 3
D 9 3
C A K
4 H by South6 top tricksClaim the restmade 4 +620


West

Pass
3 H
North

1 C
AP
East

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

Play

Defense 
Unusual notrump bid
Competitive auction
Establish side suit
Avert overruff
Force dummy to ruff
S J 10 6
H 3
D Q 9 7 5
C A 10 9 7 6
3 H by West6 top tricksDraw trump, claimmade 3 -140


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

Defense 
Resp to suit overcall
Survive bad break
Elimination technique
Make declarer ruff
S 5 4 3
H Q 7 3
D K Q 5 4
C A J 10
4 H by North8 top tricksWest is endplayedmade 4 +620


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