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Notrump Play Technique V


West

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

Play
 
Cope with overcall
Follow up minor raise
Placing enemy cards
Timing the play
S 10 5
H 8 2
D J 9 7 6 3
C K J 9 4
3 NT by North6 top tricksCash 4 more winnersmade 3 +400


West

2 NT
North

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

Defense 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Avoidance finesse
Automatic squeeze
Overtaking play
S K 10
H 5 4 3
D Q J 10 5
C Q J 8 2
3 NT by West8 top tricksSouth is squeezedmade 3 -400


West

Pass
Pass
North

2 C
3 NT
East

Pass
AP
South
1 NT
2 D
Board 3
E-W Vul
S 8 4 3
H Q J 6 5
D A Q J 4
C 8 2
Trick
1 W
2 E
3 S
4 E
5 S
6 N
Lead
S 6
S 9
H 3!
C 3
H 4
H 5
2nd
3
A
2
A
9
10
3rd
J
5
Q
6
J
8
4th
2!
4
K
2
7
A
W L
0 1
1 1
1 2
2 2
3 2
3 3
S Q 10 7 6 5
H A 9 2
D 10 9 8
C Q 6
TableS J 9
H K 10 7
D 7 6 5 2
C J 10 7 3
Bidding
Play
 
Stayman convention
Holdup play
Play for best chance
S A K 2
H 8 4 3
D K 3
C A K 9 5 4
3 NT by South8 top tricksWin the restmade 4 +430


West
1 H
2 H
North
Pass
Pass
East
2 D
3 NT
South
Pass
AP
Board 4
Both Vul
S Q J 8 3
H 10 9 8 5
D Q 10 3
C K 9
Trick
1 S
2 E
3 W
4 N
5 S
6 S
7 S
8 E
Lead
C 6
D 2
D 4
C 9
C Q
C 8
S 4
D A
2nd
2
6
10
10
5
7
2
J
3rd
K
K
5!
J
S 3
S 8
J
S 7
4th
A!
3
8
3
4
S 9
A
Q
W L
1 0
2 0
2 1
2 2
2 3
2 4
3 4
4 4
S 7 2
H A K Q 7 6
D K 4
C 7 5 3 2
TableS A 10 9
H 4 3
D A 9 7 5 2
C A 10 4
Play
 
Shun holdup play
Combine chances
S K 6 5 4
H J 2
D J 8 6
C Q J 8 6
3 NT by East7 top tricksWin the restmade 3 -600


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