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Defensive Bidding Judgment


West

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


Play
 
Choose defensive action
Combat sacrifice bid
Shape double
Ruff in short hand
Establish side suit
S J 10 9 2
H K Q 10 6 3
D 5
C Q 9 8
5 D by West7 top tricksWin the restmade 5 -400


West

1 S
AP
North

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

Play
 
Trap pass
Pass with enemy suit
Communication/entries
Count hand pattern
S 5
H A 7 2
D A 5 3
C A Q J 10 9 2
3 C by South8 top tricksWin 2 more tricksmade 3 +110


West

2 NT!
4 C
North

Pass
Pass
East

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


Play
 
Unusual notrump bid
Follow up minor raise
Describing a two-suiter
Ruff in short hand
Avert overruff
S K 10 2
H Q 2
D K Q J 10 7
C Q J 9
5 C by East8 top tricksLose 1 more trickmade 5 -600


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


Play
Defense 
Choose defensive action
Resp to suit overcall
Four-card suit overcall
Avoid tap; shed loser
Make declarer ruff
S Q 7 2
H 9 7 6
D A 5 4 3
C A Q 3
4 S by North8 top tricksWin the restmade 4 +620


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