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Strong Two-Club Bid III


West

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

Defense 
second negative
Opening 2 C & response
Timing the play
Set up dummy’s suit
Attitude signal
S 5
H J 7 5 3 2
D 4 3 2
C 9 7 6 2
4 H by South8 top tricksWin 1 more trickmade 4 +420


West

2 S
3 NT!
North

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

Play
 
Opening 2 C & response
Slam decision
Combine chances
Double squeeze
S 6 2
H 10 8 6 5
D K Q 9 7 5 3
C 4
6 C by East12 top tricksS then N squeezedmade 6 -920


West

Pass
Pass
AP
North

2 D
4 D
East

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

Play
 
Opening 2 C & response
Rebid by responder
Elimination technique
Ruff/discard endplay
S 6
H A 3
D A K Q J 10 6 2
C A Q 8
5 D by North10 top tricksWest is endplayedmade 5 +400


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

Play
Defense 
Opening 2 C & response
Stayman convention
Create extra entry
Choose discard
S J 7 5 2
H K 2
D 10 5 3
C K 10 9 7
3 NT by West7 top tricksWin 2 more tricksmade 3 -600


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