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Weak Twos & Threes


West

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

Play
Defense 
Response to preempt
Rebid by opener
Ducking play
Cash out play
S Q 9 2
H K Q J 10 4 3
D A Q 7
C 9
4 S by West9 top tricksWin the restmade 4 -420


West

Pass
AP
North

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

Play

Defense 
Resp to weak two-bid
Rebid by weak bidder
Duck to retain entry
Pursue extra chance
Duck to deny entry
S 3 2
H A K Q 10 9 5
D 5 4 3
C 3 2
3 NT by North7 top tricksLose the restmade 3 +600


West

Pass
Pass
North

3 S
5 D
East

Pass
AP
South
3 D
4 D
Board 3
E-W Vul
S A Q J 5 4 3
H 5 2
D A K
C A K 2
Trick
1 W
2 W
3 E
4 N
5 N
6 S
7 N
8 S
9 N
10 S
11 S
Lead
H K
H 4
C 7
S A
S 3
D 6
S 4
D 9
S 5
D Q
D J!
2nd
2
5
9
7
H 3
5
C 4
H 10
H 8
H Q
?
3rd
9
A
10
2
D 2
K
D 7
A
D 10
S J
4th
6
7
A
6
8
3
9
4
10
8
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
8 2
S K 10 9 8 6
H K Q 10 4
D 5
C Q 10 8
TableS 7
H A J 9 8 3
D 8 4 3
C 7 6 5 4
Bidding
Play 
Response to preempt
Positional squeeze
S 2
H 7 6
D Q J 10 9 7 6 2
C J 9 3
5 D by South10 top tricksWest is squeezedmade 5 +400


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

Play

Defense 
Resp to weak two-bid
Rebid by weak bidder
Holdup play
Shun finesse
Shift to trumps
S K 4 2
H 7 3
D Q 10 8 7 2
C Q J 2
3 S by East8 top tricksLose 2 more tricksmade 3 -140


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