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Card Combinations III


West

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

Defense 
Rebid by opener
Play to trick one
Finessing technique
Discard signal
S K 7
H A Q 4 2
D A 7 5 4
C A J 9
3 NT by South6 top tricksLose the restmade 3 +400


West

2 C
3 NT
North

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

Defense 
Stayman convention
Unblocking play
Finessing technique
When to cover honor
S Q J 9 8 5
H J 5
D 2
C J 7 6 5 4
3 NT by East6 top tricksLose last 2 tricksmade 4 -430


West

Pass
Pass
North

1 H
4 H
East

Pass
AP
South
1 C
2 H
Board 3
E-W Vul
S A 8 6 2
H A 8 7 5 4
D A 8 2
C 3
Trick
1 E
2 S
3 N
4 E
5 N
6 S
7 E
Lead
D J
H 10
H 4
D 9
H 5
S Q!
C 5
2nd
K
2
K
4
J
4
A!
3rd
7
A!
3
3
Q
2
8
4th
2
6
C 2
A
C 4
K
3
W L
1 0
2 0
2 1
3 1
4 1
4 2
5 2
S J 4
H 2
D Q 7 6 3
C K 10 9 8 4 2
TableS K 7 5
H K J 6
D J 10 9 5
C 7 6 5
Bidding
Play
 
Follow up major raise
Finessing technique
Shun finesse
S Q 10 9 3
H Q 10 9 3
D K 4
C A Q J
4 H by North7 top tricksWin the restmade 5 +450


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

Play

 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Rebid after 2-over-1
Finessing technique
Automatic squeeze
Heart shift holds to 10
S J 10 7
H Q J 4
D J 10 8 6
C Q 6 4
4 S by West8 top tricksSouth is squeezedmade 5 -650


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