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Strong Two-Club Bid


West

Pass
Pass
Pass
North
2 C
2 S
3 H
4 S
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
AP
South
2 D
3 C1
3 S
Board 1
None Vul
S A K 10 8 4
H A K Q J
D A 7 6
C 2
Trick
1 E
2 E
3 N
4 N
5 N
6 N
7 N
8 W
9 N
10 N
11 N
Lead
C K
C Q
S K
H A!
H K
H J
D 6!
D Q
S A
H Q
D 7
2nd
3
5
6
2
5
10
2
A
9
D 10
K
3rd
9
4
2
3
7
8
4
3
5
D 8
S 7
4th
2
S 4
3
4
6
9
9
5
J
C 6
J
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
5 2
6 2
7 2
8 2
9 2
S J 3
H 9 6 4
D Q J 9
C A 9 8 6 4
TableS Q 9 6
H 10 5 2
D K 10 3 2
C K Q J
Note 1
Bidding
Play
 
second negative
Opening 2 C & response
Trump management
Transfer ruff
S 7 5 2
H 8 7 3
D 8 5 4
C 10 7 5 3
4 S by North9 top tricksLose 1 trump trickmade 4 +420


West

2 NT!
6 NT
North

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

Play

Defense 
Opening 2 C & response
Slam decision
Lead toward honor
Show-up finesse
Second-hand play
S 8 2
H J 8 6 5 4
D Q 8
C K 10 9 8
6 NT by West9 top tricksWin the last trickmade 6 -990


West

Pass
Pass
North

2 D
3 NT
East

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

Play

Defense
 
Opening 2 C & response
Rebid by opener
Holdup play
Combine chances
Read partner’s signal
Choose discard
S A J 2
H A K 3 2
D A 9 4
C A K 3
3 NT by South8 top tricksWin 5 more tricksmade 3 +400


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

Play 
Opening 2 C & response
Slam decision
Ruff/discard endplay
S 10 4 2
H J 10 2
D J 10 8 7 5
C Q 8
6 H by East11 top tricksSouth is endplayedmade 6 -1430


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