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Weak Two-Bids II


West

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

Play

Defense 
Resp to weak two-bid
Rebid by weak bidder
Pursue extra chance
Throw-in play
Duck to deny entry
S Q 7 6 5
H A 9 8 7 6
D 9 7 2
C 10
3 NT by West6 top tricksNorth is endplayedmade 3 -400


West

2 S
Pass
North

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

Play
 
Cope with overcall
Resp to weak two-bid
Avoidance duck
Ruff in short hand
S K 8
H A Q 8 7 6 5
D 3
C 8 5 4 3
4 H by South7 top tricksLose 1 more trickmade 4 +620


West

Pass
Pass
Pass
AP
North

2 NT!
3 S
5 H
East

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

Play
Defense
 
Resp to weak two-bid
Control-showing bid
Watch spot cards
Choose lead at suit
Try for a ruff
S 9 8 7
H J 8
D K Q 10 8 7 3
C J 7
5 S by North11 top tricksDraw trump, claimmade 5 +450


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

Play
 
Resp to weak two-bid
Rebid by weak bidder
Avert overruff
Timing the play
S Q 9 3
H J 8
D K 10 5 4
C K Q J 8
4 S by East8 top tricksWin the restmade 4 -620


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