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Preemptive Bids V


West

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

Play
Defense 
Choose weak opening
Response to preempt
Duck to retain entry
Unblocking play
S K Q 7
H A K 6
D J 3
C A K 8 7 2
3 NT by South5 top tricksCash 7 more winnersmade 4 +430


West

4 S!
North

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

Play

Defense 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Weak jump raise
Placing enemy cards
Ruff out enemy honor
Read suit layout
S K 3
H K 9 6 5
D J 9 2
C J 10 9 8
4 S by East7 top tricksConcede high trumpmade 4 -420


West

Pass
Pass
AP
North

3 D!
5 C
East

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

Play
Defense 
Weak jump response
Blackwood convention
Avoid enemy ruff
Try for a ruff
S A K 9 7
H A
D Q 7 4
C A K 9 8 3
6 D by North11 top tricksDraw trump, claimmade 6 +920


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

Play

Defense 
Choose weak opening
Response to preempt
Shun finesse
Combine chances
Second-hand play
S J 9 5
H 3 2
D A 10 7 6
C K 8 7 6
4 H by West9 top tricksClaim the restmade 4 -620


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