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Two-over-One Auctions II


West

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

Play
 
Rebid after 2-over-1
Opener’s third bid
Lead toward honor
Ruff in short hand
S J 10 7 6
H Q
D Q 6 4 2
C K J 10 5
4 H by East9 top tricksWin the restmade 4 -420


West

Pass
Pass
Pass
North

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

Play 
Strength-showing bid
Choose best game
Positional squeeze
S A K 8 6 5 4
H K 3
D 9 8
C J 6 3
4 H by North10 top tricksEast is squeezedmade 5 +650


West

Pass
Pass
North

2 C
3 NT
East

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

Play

Defense
 
Rebid after 2-over-1
Rebid by responder
Communication/entries
Shun finesse
When to cover honor
Shift to another suit
S A 7 5
H Q J 7 5 2
D A Q 6
C 7 3
3 NT by South6 top tricksCash 2 more winnersmade 3 +400


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

Play
 
Rebid after 2-over-1
Slam decision
Ruffing with 4-4 fit
Communication/entries
S Q
H 6 5 4 3
D 7 6 5 4 3
C Q 10 3
6 H by West9 top tricksWin 2 more tricksmade 6 -1430


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