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Strong Two-Club Bid V


West

Pass
Pass
North
2 C
2 S
3 S!
East
Pass
Pass
AP
South
2 D
3 C1
Board 1
None Vul
S A Q 10 9 7 6 3
H A K
D A 2
C J 8
Trick
1 E
2 N
3 N
Lead
H 3
S A
S Q!
2nd
4
2
J
3rd
Q
D 3
D 4
4th
A
4
K
W L
1 0
2 0
2 1
S K 8 5 4
H Q 8 2
D Q 5
C K 9 5 4
TableS J 2
H J 10 5 3
D K J 10 7
C A Q 3
Note 1
Bidding
Play
Defense 
second negative
Opening 2 C & response
Play for only chance
Choose lead at suit
S
H 9 7 6 4
D 9 8 6 4 3
C 10 7 6 2
3 S by North8 top tricksLose 3 more tricksmade 3 +140


West

2 D
3 S
North

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

Play

Defense
 
Opening 2 C & response
Rebid by NT bidder
Communication/entries
Combine chances
Holdup play
Unblocking play
S 8 5 4
H J 9 8 2
D Q 7 3
C 10 6 2
3 NT by East7 top tricksCash 2 more winnersmade 3 -400


West

Pass
Pass
North

2 D
6 NT
East

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

Play
Defense 
Opening 2 C & response
Slam decision
Positional squeeze
Choose lead vs slam
S A Q J
H A K 7
D A K 8
C K Q J 2
6 NT by South8 top tricksWest is squeezedmade 6 +990


West
2 C
2 S
4 C
6 C
North
Pass
Pass
Pass
AP
East
2 D
3 C1
5 C
South
Pass
Pass
Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S Q 10 5 4
H K Q 6 4
D K J 6 2
C 10
Trick
1 N
2 W
3 W
4 W
5 E
6 W
7 E
8 W
Lead
H K
C A
S A
S 2!
C 6
S 6!
D 4
C K
2nd
5
10
4
5
8
10
A
H 4
3rd
2
2
3
C 5
Q
C J
C 3
D 5
4th
A
4
8
J
D 2
D 7
6
9
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
S A K 9 7 6 2
H A 3
D
C A K Q 7 3
TableS 3
H 9 8 7 5
D 9 8 5 4
C J 6 5 2
Note 1
Bidding
Play
 
second negative
Opening 2 C & response
Establish side suit
Avert overruff
S J 8
H J 10 2
D A Q 10 7 3
C 9 8 4
6 C by West8 top tricksLose 1 trickmade 6 -1370


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