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Preemptive Bids III


West

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

Play
Defense
 
Choose weak opening
Response to preempt
Placing enemy cards
Read partner’s signal
Shift to another suit
S Q 10 5 4
H 2
D A 9 7 3
C A Q 5 3
3 H by North7 top tricksEast is squeezedmade 3 +140


West

3 NT!
North

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

Play
Defense 
Choose weak opening
Response to preempt
Play for only chance
Discard signal
S K Q 5 4
H Q 9 6 3
D Q
C 7 5 4 3
3 NT by West3 top tricksCash 7 more winnersmade 4 -430


West

Pass
North

Pass!
East

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

Play

Defense
 
Choose weak opening
Slam decision
Holdup play
Play for best chance
Choose lead at suit
Protect dummy’s suit
S A Q J 8 7 6 5
H 10 2
D 8 2
C 7 2
4 S by South9 top tricksLose the last trickmade 4 +420


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

Play
 
Response to preempt
Rebid by opener
Trump management
Ducking play
S Q J 9
H Q 6
D K 10 8 6 3
C J 6 4
4 H by East9 top tricksWin the restmade 5 -650


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