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Notrump Play Technique II


West

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

Play

Defense 
Interference over 1 NT
Cue-bid general force
Holdup play
Avoidance finesse
Honor signal
S K Q J 10 9
H 5
D Q 10 5
C Q J 10 4
3 NT by East6 top tricksLose the last trickmade 4 -430


West

Pass
Pass
AP
North

1 NT
2 H
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
South
Pass
2 D1
3 NT
Board 2
N-S Vul
S A 5 3
H A 5
D A J 10 5 4
C Q 3 2
Trick
1 E
2 N
3 N
4 S
5 W
6 E
7 E
8 E
9 S
10 S
11 S
12 N
Lead
S 2
H A!
H 5
H Q
S J
S 10
S 8
C 6
H J
H 4
D 3
D J
2nd
4
8
2
K
3
9
C 4
A
D 2
C 8
9
8
3rd
K
3
10
D 4
Q
7
H 9
J
C 3
C Q
A
6!
4th
A!
7
6
C 5
6
5
D 5
2
C 7
C K
7
C 9
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
3 1
3 2
3 3
3 4
4 4
5 4
6 4
7 4
8 4
S K J 7
H K 9 7 6
D 9 2
C J 10 9 8
TableS Q 10 8 2
H 8 2
D Q 8 7
C K 7 6 5
Note 1
Bidding
Play

Defense 
Jacoby transfer bid
Choose best game
Shun holdup play
Placing enemy cards
Overtaking play
S 9 6 4
H Q J 10 4 3
D K 6 3
C A 4
3 NT by North5 top tricksWin the last trickmade 3 +600


West

Pass
Pass
Pass
AP
North

2 C
3 D
4 NT
East

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

Play
 
Stayman convention
Quantitative 4 NT
Combine chances
Retain suit control
S A Q 5 2
H A Q 2
D K 2
C Q 7 6 3
6 NT by South10 top tricksClaim the restmade 6 +990


West
1 NT
Pass
North
Pass
Pass
East
3 NT!
South
Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S A 9 8
H J 10 9
D 10 7
C J 10 7 6 3
Trick
1 N
2 W
3 S
4 W
5 N
6 E
7 W
8 E
Lead
C 6
S 3!
C 9
S 10
C 7
H 8
D 3!
H 2
2nd
4
8
Q
A
A
5
7
Q
3rd
8
J
3
2
2
A
K
3!
4th
K
K
5
4
D 2
9
6
10
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
5 3
S 10 7 3
H A K 6 3
D A 4 3 2
C K Q
TableS Q J 2
H 8 7 4 2
D K 9 5
C A 5 4
Bidding
Play
 
Response to 1 NT
Lead weak suit first
Avoidance duck
S K 6 5 4
H Q 5
D Q J 8 6
C 9 8 2
3 NT by West7 top tricksWin 4 more tricksmade 3 -600


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