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Two-over-One Auctions V


West

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

Play

Defense 
Rebid after 2-over-1
Opener’s third bid
Establish side suit
Avert overruff
Rule of eleven
S K 2
H A J 7
D Q 9 7
C Q 7 6 4 2
4 H by North8 top tricksLose the last trickmade 4 +420


West

2 C
3 H
4 NT
6 C
North

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


Play

Defense 
Rebid after 2-over-1
Ace-showing bid
North erred (can defeat)
Set up dummy’s suit
Delay drawing trumps
Lead based on double
S K Q 10 2
H 9 8 7 2
D K J 9 2
C 2
6 C by West8 top tricksDummy is goodmade 6 -920


West

Pass
Pass
AP
North

2 C
3 D
East

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

Play

Defense
 
Rebid after 2-over-1
Opener’s third bid
Placing enemy cards
Communication/entries
Choose lead at notrump
Return partner’s suit
S K J 10 9 7 6
H K J 6
D 5 2
C K Q
3 NT by South7 top tricksCash 3 more winnersmade 3 +400


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

Play
 
Rebid after 2-over-1
Opener’s third bid
Duck to retain entry
Positional squeeze
S K Q 5
H 10 8 6 2
D Q J 7
C J 10 7
3 NT by East5 top tricksSouth is squeezedmade 5 -660


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