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Card Combinations II


West

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

Play
Defense 
Opening one-bid
Response to 1 NT
Finessing technique
Choose lead at notrump
S A Q 10 2
H A 10 9
D J 4 2
C J 7 4
3 NT by North6 top tricksClaim the restmade 7 +520


West

2 NT
North

Pass
East
1 C
3 NT
South
Pass
AP
Board 2
N-S Vul
S A 10 8 2
H Q J 8 4 3
D 4
C K 9 8
Trick
1 N
2 W
3 E
4 N
5 E
6 E
7 E
8 W
9 E
10 W
Lead
H 4
C 2
C 4
H Q
C 10
C 6
D 2!
D 8
D 6
D K
2nd
5
8
J
A
D 3
S 5
5
S 2
9
H 3
3rd
10
A!
Q
7
3
5
Q
A
10
H 6
4th
K
7
K
2
9
S 8
4
7
S 10
J
W L
1 0
2 0
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
9 1
S K 3
H K 9 2
D K Q 10 8
C Q 5 3 2
TableS J 9 4
H A 6 5
D A 6 2
C A 10 6 4
Bidding
Play
Defense 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Finessing technique
Discard signal
S Q 7 6 5
H 10 7
D J 9 7 5 3
C J 7
3 NT by West6 top tricksLose the restmade 3 -400


West

1 S
AP
North

3 H
East

Pass
South
1 H
4 H
Board 3
E-W Vul
S 8 6 4 2
H 8 7 6 4
D A J 9
C A Q
Trick
1 W
2 S
3 N
4 W
5 W
6 S
7 N
8 S
9 S
10 E
11 S
Lead
S K
C 7
H 4
S Q
S J
C K
H 6
H A
D 5
C 9
D 6
2nd
2
2
2
4
6
3
3
C 10
3
H 9
10
3rd
10
Q
J
5
C 5
A
10!
7
9!
J
J
4th
A
4
K
3
H 5
6
S 7
Q
Q
S 8
2
W L
1 0
2 0
2 1
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
6 3
7 3
8 3
S K Q J 9 7
H K
D K 10 3
C J 10 3 2
TableS 10 5
H Q 3 2
D Q 4 2
C 9 8 6 5 4
Bidding
Play
Defense
 
Cope with overcall
Finessing technique
Attitude signal
Make declarer ruff
S A 3
H A J 10 9 5
D 8 7 6 5
C K 7
4 H by South7 top tricksClaim the restmade 4 +420


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

Defense 
Rebid after 2-over-1
Avoidance finesse
Finessing technique
Shift to another suit
S J 5
H A J 9 5 3
D 8 5 4
C J 7 2
3 NT by East6 top tricksCash 5 more winnersmade 3 -600


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