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Notrump Play Technique IV


West

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

Defense 
Cope with overcall
Holdup play
Avoidance duck
Attitude signal
S A K 4
H 10 9 8 4
D 10 3 2
C 7 5 4
3 NT by North7 top tricksCash 4 more winnersmade 3 +400


West

Dbl
3 NT
North

Pass
AP
East
1 D
2 C
South
1 H
Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S Q 10 9 7 3 2
H J 5 2
D 7 6
C 9 8
Trick
1 N
2 S
3 N
4 W
5 E
6 E
7 W
8 W
9 E
10 E
Lead
H 2
H 8
H 5
C 2
D J
D 8
S A
C 3
D A
S 6
2nd
4
10
C 4
8
3
4
2
9
5
H 9
3rd
Q
J
7
K
2!
K
5
A
C 5
8!
4th
3
6
A
10
6
7
4
J
S 3
9
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
7 3
S A K J 8
H A 10 3
D K 2
C 6 5 3 2
TableS 6 5
H 6 4
D A J 10 9 8
C A K 7 4
Bidding
Play
 
Negative double
Avoidance finesse
Throw-in play
S 4
H K Q 9 8 7
D Q 5 4 3
C Q J 10
3 NT by West7 top tricksN endplayed, lose 1made 3 -400


West

Pass
Pass
North

2 C
3 NT
East

Pass
AP
South
1 NT
2 D
Board 3
E-W Vul
S K 8 6 4
H Q 3
D A 10 8 5
C Q 9 2
Trick
1 W
2 E
3 N
4 W
5 S
6 E
Lead
H 5
H 6
S 4!
H J
D Q
S J
2nd
3!
10
2
S 6
3
3
3rd
K
4
Q
2
5
5
4th
7!
Q
A
A
K
K
W L
0 1
1 1
1 2
2 2
2 3
3 3
S A 5
H J 9 8 5 4
D 4 3
C 10 8 7 3
TableS J 10 7 2
H K 6 2
D K 6 2
C 6 5 4
Bidding
Play
 
Stayman convention
Play to trick one
Holdup play
S Q 9 3
H A 10 7
D Q J 9 7
C A K J
3 NT by South5 top tricksLose the last trickmade 3 +400


West
1 D
3 NT
North
Pass
Pass
East
2 NT
Pass
South
Pass
Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S Q 4 3
H 10 9 8 7
D J 9
C Q J 10 9
Trick
1 S
2 W
3 S
4 N
5 E
6 W
7 E
8 N
9 W
10 W
11 E
Lead
S J
H 2
S 9
S 4?
D 2
H 3
D 3
C Q
D A
H 4
D 5
2nd
A
10
5
K
10?
7
7
4
C 9
8
C 5
3rd
3
K
Q
7
K
Q
8!
2
4
J
6
4th
2
A
8
6
9
6
J
K
Q
C 3
?
W L
1 0
1 1
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
4 3
5 3
6 3
7 3
S A 6 5
H 5 4 3 2
D A K 8 6
C K 7
TableS K 8 2
H K Q J
D 5 4 3 2
C A 8 4
Bidding
Play
 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Shun holdup play
Avoidance finesse
S J 10 9 7
H A 6
D Q 10 7
C 6 5 3 2
3 NT by East6 top tricksNorth is squeezedmade 4 -630


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