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Strong Two-Club Bid IV


West

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

Play
 
Opening 2 C & response
Combat sacrifice bid
Crossruff
Trump endplay
S 10 8 7 6 5
H 7 3
D 3 2
C 9 4 3 2
4 S by South9 top tricksEast is endplayedmade 4 +420


West

2 D
3 C!
3 S
North

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

Play

Defense 
Opening 2 C & response
Stayman convention
Go after sure trick
Avoidance finesse
Shift to another suit
S Q 5 3
H J 6 3
D 10 9
C K Q 10 7 4
3 NT by East7 top tricksWin the restmade 3 -400


West

Pass
Pass
Pass
North

2 D
3 D1
3 NT!
East

Pass
Pass
AP
South
2 C
3 C
3 S
Board 3
E-W Vul
S J 4
H J 9 7 5
D J 9 8 4
C 8 4 2
Trick
1 E
2 S
3 S
4 S
5 S
6 S
7 E
Lead
D 2
C A
C K
S Q!
C Q
C 6
D 5
2nd
A
H 4
H 2
8
H 3
H 8
K
3rd
3
2
4
4
8
D 8
6
4th
4
3
5
2!
9
J
9
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
5 1
6 1
S 10 8 7 6
H K 10 8 4 3 2
D 7 6 3
C
TableS K 3 2
H A 6
D Q 10 5 2
C J 9 5 3
Note 1
Bidding
Play
Defense
 
second negative
Opening 2 C & response
Create extra entry
Read declarer’s logic
Holdup play
S A Q 9 5
H Q
D A K
C A K Q 10 7 6
3 NT by North6 top tricksCash 3 more winnersmade 3 +400


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

Play
 
Opening 2 C & response
Control-showing bid
Establish side suit
Positional squeeze
S J 9 7
H 9 5 3
D 5 3
C 9 8 7 5 2
6 H by West9 top tricksNorth is squeezedmade 6 -1430


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