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Notrump Play Technique III


West

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

Defense
 
Cope with overcall
Communication/entries
Go after sure trick
Lead partner’s suit
Second-hand play
S Q 9 5
H J 10 5
D K Q J
C A Q 3 2
3 NT by South8 top tricksLose 1 more trickmade 3 +400


West

3 NT
North

Pass
East
2 D
Pass
South
Pass
Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S A 10 4 2
H A J 8 5 3
D J 4
C J 5
Trick
1 N
2 E
3 S
4 N
5 W
6 E
Lead
H 5
D 3!
H 9
H J
D 10
D A
2nd
10!
Q
Q
C 3
J
9
3rd
4
2
A
6
K
C 2
4th
7
4
2
K
6
S 4
W L
1 0
1 1
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
S K Q J
H K Q 7
D 10 2
C A K 10 6 2
TableS 7 5
H 10 2
D A K 8 7 5 3
C 8 4 3
Bidding
Play
 
Resp to weak two-bid
Play to trick one
Ducking play
S 9 8 6 3
H 9 6 4
D Q 9 6
C Q 9 7
3 NT by West4 top tricksCash 5 more winnersmade 3 -400


West

Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
North

1 H
4 NT
5 NT
6 NT
East

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

Play
Defense 
Rebid by opener
Blackwood convention
Timing the play
Second-hand play
S A
H A 4 2
D Q 10 4 3 2
C Q J 5 3
6 NT by North9 top tricksWin the restmade 6 +990


West
Pass
2 C
3 NT
North
Pass
Pass
AP
East
1 NT
2 D
South
Pass
Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S Q 6
H A K 8 5
D Q 5
C 9 7 6 4 3
Trick
1 S
2 N
3 E
4 E
5 E
6 W
7 W
8 E
Lead
H 3
H 5!
D K
D A
D 4
D 10
D 9
S 2
2nd
6
Q!
2
C 2
C 5
C 4
C 6
5
3rd
K
7
3
7
8
6
J
K!
4th
2
10
5
Q
C 3
C 8
S 3
6
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
S K J 10 7
H 10 6
D 10 9 8 7 3
C A J
TableS 8 4 2
H Q 4 2
D A K J 6 4
C K Q
Bidding
Play
Defense 
Stayman convention
Placing enemy cards
Try to fool declarer
S A 9 5 3
H J 9 7 3
D 2
C 10 8 5 2
3 NT by East4 top tricksCash 2 more winnersmade 3 -600


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