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Going with the Odds VI


West

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


 
Set up dummy’s suit
Force out high trump 4-3
break is better than
spade finesse
S A Q J 8 7
H 10 5 2
D
C A 6 5 4 3
6 H by North9 top tricksDummy is goodmade 6 +980


West

2 D
3 S
4 NT
6 D!
North

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


 
Combine chances
Automatic squeeze
Ruffout H K or squeeze
better than finesse
S Q 6 5
H K J 9 4
D 7 6
C A 9 6 5
6 D by West9 top tricksSouth is squeezedmade 6 -920


West

Pass
North

3 NT
East

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


 
Play for best chance
Finessing technique
Choose diamonds because
of greater solidity
S K J
H A K 2
D A J 10 9 2
C 8 3 2
3 NT by South6 top tricksCash 4 more winnersmade 3 +400


West
1 D
2 S
North
Pass
Pass
East
1 S
4 S
South
Pass
AP
Board 4
Both Vul
S Q 9 8
H 7 5 4
D 10 7
C J 10 9 5 4
Trick
1 S
2 E
3 W
4 E
5 E
6 E
7 E
8 W
9 W
10 E
11 E
Lead
H Q
S 4
S 2
S K
D K
D Q
D 5
D A
C 8
S 7!
S 5!
2nd
3
J
9
C 3
2
6
8
C 5
9
H 8
?
3rd
4
A
10!
3
3
4
9!
C 7!
A
6
4th
K
8
C 2
Q
7
10
C 4
J
6
C 10
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
S A 6 3 2
H A 6 3
D A 9 4 3
C Q 8
TableS K 10 7 5 4
H K 9 2
D K Q 5
C A 7
Play
 
Restricted choice
Positional squeeze
S J
H Q J 10 8
D J 8 6 2
C K 6 3 2
4 S by East10 top tricksSouth is squeezedmade 7 -710


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