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Going with the Odds II


West

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



Defense 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Play for best chance
Unusual squeeze
Diamond ace West (50%)
vs 3-3 hearts (36%)
Unblocking play
S K 5
H K 4
D 10 8 5 4 3
C A K 9 6
3 NT by South7 top tricksWin the restmade 3 +400


West

2 S
4 S
North

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


 
Follow up major raise
Restricted choice
Count hand pattern
When S Q falls
odds favor the finesse
S Q
H Q 10 7 6 5
D J 8 7
C K J 9 3
4 S by East6 top tricksWin the restmade 5 -450


West

2 H
North

Pass
East

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



Defense 
Resp to weak two-bid
Play for best chance
Set up dummy’s suit 4-3
spade break (62%) vs 3-3
diamonds (36%)
Shift to trumps
S Q 10 7 4
H 9 3
D Q 10 9 7
C A 10 3
4 H by West9 top tricksLose the last trickmade 4 -620


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



Defense 
Opening 2 C & response
Play for best chance
Create extra entry
Use dummy’s entry for
greatest advantage
Honor signal
S 6 2
H A 8 4
D 8 7 6 5 4
C 9 8 4
4 S by North9 top tricksLose 1 more trickmade 4 +620


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