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Going with the Odds V


West

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

Play


Defense 
Balancing double
Rebid by doubler
Placing enemy cards
Play South for H 10-x or
9-x (not queen)
Choose lead at notrump
S 10 8 7 6 2
H 9 5
D Q 6
C 10 7 6 2
3 NT by West8 top tricksLose the restmade 3 -400


West

1 S
AP
North

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


Defense
 
Cope with overcall
Finessing technique
Play for C A with bidder
rather than 3-3 hearts
Lead partner’s suit
Overtaking play
S A 2
H A K 7 3 2
D K 5 4 3
C 8 7
3 NT by North7 top tricksWin 2 more tricksmade 3 +600


West

Pass
North

4 S
East

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



Defense 
Response to preempt
Play for best chance
Set up dummy’s suit 4-3
heart break (62%) vs
heart finesse (50%)
Second-hand play
S K J 8 6 5 4 3
H 2
D 6 5
C 9 7 3
4 S by South9 top tricksWin 2 more tricksmade 4 +420


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

Play

Defense
 
Cope with overcall
Follow up major raise
Ruff in short hand
Restricted choice
Attitude signal
Overtaking play
S J
H A 9 7
D K Q J 8 7 5
C Q 8 3
4 S by East8 top tricksWin the restmade 4 -620


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