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Notrump Play Technique


West

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

Play
Defense
 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Rebid by opener
Combine chances
Return proper card
Jettison play
S 10 4
H Q J
D J 10 9 7 6
C A K 8 4
3 NT by North6 top tricksLose the restmade 3 +400


West

2 NT
North

Pass
East
1 D
3 NT
South
Pass
AP
Board 2
N-S Vul
S 6 5 3 2
H A 7
D 9 6
C Q J 8 7 2
Trick
1 N
2 E
3 N
4 N
5 W
6 S
7 W
8 E
9 E
10 W
11 W
Lead
C 7
H J!
C Q
C 2
D 3
S Q
D 8
D J
H 2
H K
D 4
2nd
A!
4
3
5
6
A
9
10
5
S 5
C 8
3rd
9
6
10
S 8
Q
2
A
7
9
3
5
4th
4
A
6
K
K
4
2
S 3
7
8
?
W L
1 0
1 1
1 2
2 2
2 3
3 3
4 3
5 3
6 3
7 3
S A K 9
H K 9 6
D 8 7 4 3
C K 6 4
TableS 7 4
H J 10 3 2
D A Q J 5
C A 5 3
Bidding
Play
 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Erase dangerous entry
Automatic squeeze
S Q J 10 8
H Q 8 5 4
D K 10 2
C 10 9
3 NT by West5 top tricksSouth is squeezedmade 4 -430


West

Pass
AP
North

2 NT
East

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

Defense 
Response to 1 NT
Shun holdup play
Lead toward honor
Choose lead at notrump
S A 7 4 3
H A 9 8
D K Q 4
C A 9 8
3 NT by South7 top tricksWin the restmade 3 +400


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

Play

Defense 
Rebid by opener
Rebid by responder
Holdup play
Avoidance duck
Continue proper card
S Q J 10 9 4
H J 9 3
D 10 8
C J 3 2
3 NT by East7 top tricksWin 6 more tricksmade 3 -600


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