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Bidding Judgment III


West

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



Play
Defense 
Rebid by responder
Opener’s third bid
Prefer 3 H to 3 S with
self-playable suit
Automatic squeeze
When to win trump ace
S J 7 4 3
H K Q J 10 9 7
D A 4
C 4
4 H by South10 top tricksEast is squeezedmade 5 +450


West

3 D
North

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



Play
 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Follow up minor raise
Grab NT for positional
advantage in majors
Read enemy lead
Finessing technique
S A 9 7 3
H K J 5
D J 9 5 2
C 10 7
3 NT by East6 top tricksLose the restmade 3 -400


West

1 NT!
2 H
North

Pass
Pass
East

2 D1
3 NT
South
Pass
Pass
AP
Board 3
E-W Vul
S 10 9 8
H 9 8 4
D 9 6 4 3
C A 3 2
Trick
1 N
2 W
3 S
4 W
5 S
6 W
7 N
8 W
9 W
10 W
11 W
Lead
S 10
C 4!
S 7
C 5!
S 6
C 6
H 9
C 9
S Q
S 4
D 5
2nd
2
2
A
3
K
A
3
D 3
D 4
H 4
6
3rd
5
10
8
Q
9
8
7
D 8
H 6
H J
K
4th
J
J
3
K
H 2
7
K
D 2
D 7
H 10
A
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
2 2
3 2
3 3
4 3
5 3
6 3
7 3
7 4
S A K Q J 4
H K 5
D Q 5
C 9 6 5 4
TableS 3 2
H A J 6 3 2
D K 10 8
C Q 10 8
Note 1
Bidding


Play 
Jacoby transfer bid
Opening one-bid
Prefer 1 NT to 1 S to
protect side honors
Go after sure trick
S 7 6 5
H Q 10 7
D A J 7 2
C K J 7
3 NT by West6 top tricksWin the restmade 3 -600


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



Play
 
Follow up minor raise
Ace-showing bid
Avoid NT contract with
“aces and spaces”
Holdup play
Crossruff
S A J 7 5
H 8 4
D 3 2
C A 10 9 4 3
5 C by North8 top tricksCrossruff the restmade 5 +600


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