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Weak Two-Bids


West

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

Play
Defense 
Cope with overcall
Resp to weak two-bid
Loser-on-loser play
Discard signal
S K Q 10 6 4 2
H 7
D A J 2
C K 8 4
3 H by East7 top tricksLose 1 more trickmade 3 -140


West

Pass
AP
North

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

Play
Defense 
Resp to weak two-bid
Rebid by weak bidder
Set up dummy’s suit
Leading trumps
S A J 10 8 6 5
H Q
D 10 4
C Q 8 5 4
5 C by North8 top tricksWin the restmade 6 +620


West

Pass
Pass
North

2 NT
4 H
East

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

Play 
Resp to weak two-bid
Showing a feature
Ruffout squeeze
S A 6
H K Q 9 8 7 3
D J 3 2
C 9 7
4 H by South9 top tricksEast is squeezedmade 4 +420


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

Play 
Choose weak opening
Sacrifice bid
Automatic squeeze
S Q 7
H A K 9 6 3 2
D K 10 9
C J 5
4 S by West8 top tricksNorth is squeezedmade 4 -620


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