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Bidding Judgment


West

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


Play 
Opening one-bid
Response to 1 NT
Positional values
Double squeeze
S Q 10 7 2
H A 7 6
D A 8 7
C Q 8 6
3 NT by North6 top tricksE then W squeezedmade 6 +490


West

2 H
3 D
4 H
North

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


Play

Defense 
Rebid after 2-over-1
Choose best game
Seven card major fit
Combine chances
Communication/entries
Leading trumps
S Q J 9 6
H A 7 4
D J 8
C Q 9 8 7
4 H by West9 top tricksLose 1 more trickmade 4 -420


West

Pass
Pass
AP
North

1 NT
3 H
East

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



Play 
Rebid after 1 NT resp
Choose best game
Choosing the better fit
Overbid (North)
Deceptive play
S A K Q 10 8 2
H J 5 4 2
D A 9
C 2
4 H by South10 top tricksLose 2 tricksmade 5 +450


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


Play
 
Rebid after 2-over-1
Strength-showing bid
Minor suit contract
Holdup play
Set up dummy’s suit
S 6 4 3
H K Q 8 6
D Q 7 4
C 5 4 3
5 C by East9 top tricksDummy is goodmade 5 -600


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