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Two-over-One Auctions


West

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


Play 
Passed hand response
Rebid by opener
Trump reduction
Trump endplay
S A K 6 4 3
H 4 3
D A 7 4
C J 6 2
2 H by North7 top tricksEast is endplayedmade 2 +110


West

2 D
3 D
5 D
North

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



Play
 
Rebid after 2-over-1
Choose best game
Club plays (tr 5-6) pose
a dual threat
Combine chances
Create extra entry
S 9 7 6 5
H Q J 10 7
D 4 3
C Q J 8
5 D by West10 top tricksWin the restmade 5 -400


West

Pass
Pass
North

2 C
4 S
East

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

Play

Defense
 
Rebid after 2-over-1
Choose best game
Play for only chance
Duck to retain entry
Finesse against dummy
Attack dummy’s entry
S A K 8 6 5 3
H 5 4
D A 10 5
C 10 4
4 S by South9 top tricksClaim the restmade 4 +420


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


Play

Defense 
Rebid after 2-over-1
Play of S Q at trick one
prevents holdup
Duck to retain entry
Throw-in play
Third-hand play
S J 9 7 6
H 10 8 2
D J 9
C K J 10 9
2 NT by East6 top tricksNorth is endplayedmade 2 -120


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