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Going with the Odds III


West

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

Play


Defense 
Rebid by responder
Opener’s third bid
Play for best chance
Play to trick one
Heart (50%); diam (34%)
Hold on to stopper
S A 2
H 6 3
D A Q 8 6 4
C A 5 4 3
3 NT by North7 top tricksLose the restmade 3 +400


West

2 C
3 NT
North

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

Play


Defense 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Rebid after 2-over-1
Finessing technique
Double squeeze C Q better
odds than C 10
Second-hand play
S Q J 9 7
H 8 2
D J 4 3
C K 6 3 2
3 NT by West8 top tricksNorth is squeezedmade 6 -490


West

Pass
Pass
AP
North

1 S
3 H
East

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

Play
 
Rebid by responder
Follow up major raise
Restricted choice
Combine chances
S 4 2
H A K 10 6 4 3
D A 4
C K 4 3
4 H by South9 top tricksWin 1 more trickmade 5 +450


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

Play


 
Rebid by opener
Control-showing bid
Shun finesse
Set up dummy’s suit
Club finesse (50%) vs
4-3 diamonds (62%)
S
H Q 10 7 6
D Q 10 8 6
C J 9 8 3 2
6 S by East11 top tricksClaim the restmade 6 -1430


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