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Going with the Odds IV


West

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

Play

Defense 
Rebid after 1 NT resp
Simple preference bid
Communication/entries
Play for best chance
Honor signal
S J 5
H Q 5 4 3
D A 5 4 2
C 5 3 2
4 S by North7 top tricksWin the restmade 5 +450


West

3 H
North

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

Play

Defense 
Weak jump response
Choose best game
Restricted choice
Play for best chance
Try to fool declarer
S 9 8 2
H A 10
D K J 10
C K 9 5 4 2
4 H by West8 top tricksLose 1 more trickmade 4 -420


West

Dbl
4 S
North

Pass
AP
East

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

Play

Defense 
Combat weak two-bid
Resp to takeout double
Placing enemy cards
Automatic squeeze
Passive defense
S 5 4 2
H A K J 9 7 6
D 7 4
C 7 4
4 S by East8 top tricksNorth is squeezedmade 4 -620


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

Play
 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Rebid by responder
Play for best chance
Show-up finesse
S J 10 5 4
H A
D A J 8 2
C K 9 4 3
3 NT by South6 top tricksWin the last trickmade 4 +630


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