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Weak Two-Bids III


West

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

Play

Defense 
Resp to weak two-bid
Showing a feature
Ruff in short hand
Placing enemy cards
Shift to trumps
S Q J 10 9
H 4 2
D K J 8 7
C J 9 6
4 H by East8 top tricksWin 1 more trickmade 4 -420


West

Pass
Pass
North

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

Play

Defense 
Resp to weak two-bid
Rebid by weak bidder
Play for best chance
Set up dummy’s suit
Shift to trumps
S 9 5
H A Q 9 8 5 2
D K 10 4 3
C 2
4 S by North8 top tricksLose 1 more trickmade 4 +620


West

Pass
Pass
North

2 NT
4 S!
East

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

Play
Defense 
Resp to weak two-bid
Rebid by weak bidder
Trump endplay
Play known card
S A K Q 8 7 6
H 4 3
D 10 8
C 8 6 2
4 S by South9 top tricksEast is endplayedmade 4 +420


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

Play
 
Showing a feature
Slam decision
Correct loser count
Automatic squeeze
S J 9 6 2
H J 7 5 4
D J
C K Q 3 2
6 D by West11 top tricksSouth is squeezedmade 6 -1370


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