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Strong Opening Hands


West

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

Play

Defense 
Rebid by opener
Control-showing bid
Timing the play
Crossruff
Choose lead at suit
S K Q 8 5
H 7 6 5 3 2
D
C J 9 8 7
5 C by North8 top tricksCrossruff the restmade 5 +400


West

2 D
3 S!
North

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

Play
Defense 
Opening 2 C & response
Rebid by responder
Trump management
Force dummy to ruff
S A 7
H A 8 4 2
D 10 9 4
C K 9 8 2
4 S by West8 top tricksWin the restmade 4 -420


West

Pass
Pass
North

3 C!
3 NT
East

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

Play
 
Opening 2 NT & response
Stayman convention
Play for only chance
Overtaking play
S A Q 5
H A Q J 7 5
D K 7
C K Q 3
3 NT by South5 top tricksCash 2 more winnersmade 3 +400


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

Play
 
Opening 2 C & response
Slam decision
Try for overtrick
Ruffout squeeze
S J 10 6 4
H Q J 9 2
D 7 5
C 9 8 7
6 D by East11 top tricksNorth is squeezedmade 7 -1390


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