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Going with the Odds


West

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

 
Rebid by opener
Play for best chance
Heart finesse (50%) vs
3-3 diamonds (36%)
S 4 2
H 10 8 4
D K 9 7 3 2
C A 5 4
3 NT by North8 top tricksWin the restmade 3 +400


West

2 D
4 D
North

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

Play


 
Opening 2 C & response
Slam decision
Play for best chance
Transfer ruff 4-3 spade
break (62%) vs heart
finesse (50%)
S J 10 6 5
H 10 8 7 6 2
D 5 2
C K 3
6 D by West10 top tricksWin the restmade 6 -920


West

Pass
AP
North

3 H
East

Pass
South
1 H
4 H
Board 3
E-W Vul
S K Q 3
H K 10 4 3
D 8 4
C A J 4 3
Trick
1 W
2 N
3 S
4 S
5 N
6 S
7 N
8 S
9 N
10 N
11 N
Lead
C K
C 3!
H A
H 5
C 4
S 2
C J
S 4
H K
H 4
S 3
2nd
A
7
7
9
9
7
D 3
10
D 7
D 10
8
3rd
2
H 2
3
10!
H 6
Q
H 8
K
D 2
D 9
9!
4th
6
5
J
C 8
10
5
Q
6
Q
D 5
D 6
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
S 10 7
H Q 9 7
D K J 6 5
C K Q 10 5
TableS J 8 6 5
H J
D Q 10 7 3
C 9 8 7 2
Play


 
Restricted choice
Dummy reversal
When H J falls
odds favor the finesse
S A 9 4 2
H A 8 6 5 2
D A 9 2
C 6
4 H by South9 top tricksClaim the restmade 7 +510


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


 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Play for best chance
Finessing technique
Diamond chances (75%) vs
club chances (34%)
S 8 6 5 4
H K 10 8 7 3
D Q
C J 10 7
3 NT by East5 top tricksCash 4 more winnersmade 3 -600


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