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Partnership Agreements


West

Pass
AP
North
Pass
2 C1
East
Pass
Pass
South
1 S
2 S
Board 1
None Vul
S K Q 8
H 10 9 4 3
D Q 2
C A 9 5 2
Trick
1 W
2 S
3 E
4 N
5 E
6 S
7 S
8 W
9 S
10 S
Lead
S 4
D 3
S 3
D 2
S 5
S J
D 9
H Q
D 10
H 2!
2nd
8
6!
10
J
A!
H 6
K
4
8
J
3rd
2
Q
7
4
H 5
H 3
C 2
8
C 5
9
4th
9
A
Q
5
K
6
7
A
C 4
7
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
2 2
3 2
4 2
4 3
5 3
6 3
6 4
S 7 4
H Q J 6 5
D K 8 6 5
C K J 7
TableS 6 5 3 2
H K 8 7
D A J 7
C 10 6 4
Note 1
Bidding
Play

Defense 
reverse Drury
Third seat strategy
Seven-card trump fit
Force opp to lead suit
Leading trumps
S A J 10 9
H A 2
D 10 9 4 3
C Q 8 3
2 S by South6 top tricksW endplayed, lose 1made 2 +110


West

1 H
4 C
4 NT!
North

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

Play
Defense
 
Gerber convention
Choose best game
Automatic squeeze
Read partner’s signal
Cash out play
S A 8
H A 5 4
D Q J 10 9
C J 9 7 4
4 NT by East5 top tricksSouth is squeezedmade 6 -490


West

1 H
Pass1
North

3 S
Pass
East

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



Play 
1 key card (DOPI)
Blackwood convention
Combat sacrifice bid
East should lead D 5 at
Trick 3 to stop endplay
Elimination technique
S A J 9 6
H 6 5 3
D A 8 4 2
C J 5
5 S× by North8 top tricksWest is endplayeddown 1 -100


West
1 H
4 H
North
Dbl
Pass
East
2 NT1
Pass
South
3 D
Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S Q 10 7 6
H 2
D K Q 10 4
C A 9 6 3
Trick
1 N
2 N
3 W
4 W
5 W
6 W
7 E
8 W
9 E
Lead
D K
D 4
H J
H 10
H A
C 2
D 8!
S 2
S 3
2nd
3
7
2
C 3
D Q
6
J
6
9
3rd
9
A
5
7
Q
Q
H 9
A
J
4th
2
H 8
3
4
6
7
10
4
Q
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
7 2
S K J 8 2
H A J 10 9 8
D 2
C K 8 2
TableS A 5 3
H K Q 7 5
D 8 7 3
C Q 5 4
Note 1
Bidding
Play
 
Truscott 2 NT
Resp to takeout double
Placing enemy cards
Elimination technique
S 9 4
H 6 4 3
D A J 9 6 5
C J 10 7
4 H by West7 top tricksN endplayed, lose 1made 4 -620


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