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Defensive Bidding Judgment III


West

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


Defense
 
Choose defensive action
Simple preference bid
Describing a two-suiter
Overtaking play
Shift to trumps
S A K 9 6 4
H
D A Q 8 7 6 5 4
C 2
5 D by South7 top tricksLose 2 more tricksdown 1 -50


West

1 H
North

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


Play 
Choose defensive action
Resp to suit overcall
Four-card suit overcall
Automatic squeeze
S 8 5 4
H 5 3 2
D A K Q J
C K 8 5
4 H by West7 top tricksNorth is squeezedmade 4 -420


West

1 H
North

5 C
East

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


Play

Defense 
Weak jump overcall
Sacrifice bid
Preempt the maximum
Delay drawing trumps
Ruff in short hand
Make declarer ruff
S 8 7 6 5
H Q 7 6 5 3
D K Q 3
C 9
5 C× by North6 top tricksConcede high trumpdown 3 -500


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


Defense
 
Trap pass
Lead-directing double
Pass with enemy suit
Overtaking play
When to cover honor
S J
H 9 7 6 5
D 5 4 3
C 7 6 4 3 2
3 NT× by East4 top tricksLose 2 more tricksdown 1 +200


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