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Card Combinations V


West

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

Play
Defense
 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Follow up major raise
Finessing technique
Choose discard
Protect dummy’s suit
S Q 9 5
H A J 9 7
D 6 4 3
C 8 4 3
4 S by North9 top tricksWin the last trickmade 4 +420


West

1 S
6 S
North

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

Play
Defense 
Passed hand response
Slam decision
Finessing technique
When to cover honor
S 2
H 9 7 6 5 3
D J 8 7 6
C Q 8 7
6 S by West10 top tricksWin the restmade 6 -980


West

Pass
AP
North

2 H
East

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

Play

Defense 
Cope with T/O double
Follow up major raise
Finessing technique
Ruff in short hand
Leading trumps
S 9 2
H A 9 8 7 6
D A 5
C A Q 9 5
3 H by South7 top tricksWin the restmade 3 +140


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

Play

Defense 
Response to 1 NT
Blackwood convention
Finessing technique
Automatic squeeze
Protect dummy’s suit
S Q 10 6 2
H 2
D K 9 8 5
C J 9 6 5
6 H by East10 top tricksSouth is squeezedmade 6 -1430


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