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Strong Two-Club Bid II


West

Pass
Pass
AP
North
2 C
2 S
3 H
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
South
2 D
3 C1
4 H!
Board 1
None Vul
S A K 9 7 4
H A J 5 4
D A 4
C A K
Trick
1 E
2 N
3 W
4 N
5 N
6 N
7 N
8 S
9 N
Lead
C 4
H 4!
C 7
S A
S K
H A!
S 4
D 2
S 7
2nd
2
8
K
6
8
10
10
Q
Q
3rd
Q
2
5
2
3
3
H 6
A
H 7
4th
A
9
3
5
J
K
C 6
8
C 8
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
S J 5
H K 9
D Q J 10 9
C Q 9 8 7 6
TableS Q 10 8 6
H Q 10 8
D K 8
C J 10 5 4
Note 1
Bidding
Play

Defense 
second negative
Opening 2 C & response
Trump management
Establish side suit
Choose lead at suit
S 3 2
H 7 6 3 2
D 7 6 5 3 2
C 3 2
4 H by North7 top tricksLose 2 more tricksmade 4 +420


West

2 D!
3 H
North

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

Play

Defense 
Opening 2 C & response
Slam decision
Set up dummy’s suit
Avoid enemy ruff
Try for a ruff
S K 8 7 4 3 2
H 2
D Q 9 2
C Q J 4
6 H by West9 top tricksDummy is goodmade 6 -980


West

Pass
Pass
Pass
North

2 D
3 H1
3 NT
East

Pass
Pass
AP
South
2 C
2 NT
3 S
Board 3
E-W Vul
S 9 8 6 5 4
H J 10
D 5 4 3 2
C K 6
Trick
1 W
2 S
3 W
4 S
5 W
6 S
7 S
8 S
9 N
Lead
D J
H 3!
D 9
H 4
D 7
H K
H 9
C 3
D 5!
2nd
2
Q
3
A
4
2
S 7
5
C 8
3rd
6
10
8
J
S 2
S 4
S 5
K
C 4
4th
A
7
K
5
Q
6
8
2
10
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
6 3
S K 10 7
H A Q 2
D J 10 9 7
C Q 7 5
TableS J 3 2
H 8 7 6 5
D 8 6
C 10 9 8 2
Note 1
Bidding
Play
 
Jacoby transfer bid
Opening 2 NT & response
Go after sure trick
Throw-in play
S A Q
H K 9 4 3
D A K Q
C A J 4 3
3 NT by South6 top tricksW endplayed, lose 1made 3 +400


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

Defense 
Opening 2 C & response
Trump management
Trump endplay
Try to fool declarer
S K Q 10
H J 9 5 4 3
D 7 5 3
C J 6
4 H by East11 top tricksSouth is endplayedmade 4 -620


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