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Preemptive Bids IV


West

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

Play

Defense 
Response to preempt
Choose best game
Play for best chance
Trump endplay
Uppercut
S A K 4 2
H
D A 8 6 4
C A 9 7 4 3
4 H by North8 top tricksEast is endplayedmade 4 +420


West

3 NT
North

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

Play
Defense
 
Choose weak opening
Response to preempt
Avoidance finesse
Honor signal
Unblocking play
S 8 6 2
H Q J 10 9 4
D Q J
C Q 9 5
3 NT by West6 top tricksWin 2 more tricksmade 4 -430


West

Pass
Pass
Pass
North

3 S
4 NT!
6 D
East

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


Play

Defense 
Response to preempt
Slam decision
Picture the stiff spade
Set up dummy’s suit
Use trumps as entries
Uppercut
S 8
H 8 2
D A J 7 6 5 4 3
C 7 5 3
6 D by South10 top tricksLose the last trickmade 6 +920


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

Play
 
Choose weak opening
Tactical third-seat bid
Play to trick one
Jettison play
S 7
H J 8 6 4
D J 10 9 7 6
C A 10 4
4 S by East12 top tricksLose 2 more tricksmade 4 -620


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