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Bidding Judgment II


West

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



Play
 
Choose defensive action
Rebid by opener
Choose 4 H (not 4 S) with
self-playable suit
Read enemy tactics
Throw-in play
S K 6 3 2
H 3
D K 10 9 8 4
C Q 7 5
4 H by North9 top tricksWin the restmade 4 +420


West

2 NT
3 NT!
North

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

Play 
Resp to weak two-bid
Choose best game
Squeeze throw-in
S 9 4
H K Q 4 3
D Q 6
C J 10 9 8 2
3 NT by West3 top tricksN endplayed, lose 2made 4 -430


West

Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
North

1 H
3 D
4 C!
5 C
East

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

Play
 
Responder’s third bid
Choose best game
Set up dummy’s suit
Communication/entries
S A J 10
H 2
D Q 6 3
C A K J 10 9 4
5 C by South8 top tricksLose the last trickmade 5 +400


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


Play 
Opening 2 NT & response
Positional Q-x and K-J-x
suggest off-shape 2 NT
Unblocking play
S J 10 8 7
H A Q 6
D J 6 5
C J 4 2
3 NT by East5 top tricksCash 6 more winnersmade 3 -600


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