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Notrump Play Technique VI


West

Pass
North
1 NT
3 NT
East
2 H
AP
South
3 S
Board 1
None Vul
S A 2
H Q 9 3
D K Q 4 3
C A J 10 4
Trick
1 E
2 E
3 S
4 S
5 E
6 N
7 N
8 S
9 S
Lead
H A!
D 10
S J
C 2!
D 9
S A
D 4
S K
C 6
2nd
4
A
3
5
7
D 5
6
8
8
3rd
8!
2
2!
10
S 5
7
J
C 4
J
4th
3
3
4
Q
Q
6
C 7
H 7
3
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
S Q 8 6 5 3
H 8 2
D 2
C K 9 8 7 5
TableS 4
H A K J 10 7
D 10 9 8 6 5
C Q 3
Bidding
Play
Defense
 
Interference over 1 NT
Avoidance finesse
Ace lead at notrump
Count signal
S K J 10 9 7
H 6 5 4
D A J 7
C 6 2
3 NT by North7 top tricksCash 2 more winnersmade 3 +400


West

Dbl
2 S
3 NT
North

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

Play

Defense 
Resp to takeout double
Rebid by doubler
Deceptive play
Avoidance duck
Ace lead at notrump
S A K J 10 9
H 9 3 2
D J 10 4
C K J
3 NT by East7 top tricksWin 2 more tricksmade 3 -400


West

Pass
AP
North

3 D
East

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

Play

Defense
 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Rebid by opener
Avoidance finesse
Safety play
When to cover honor
Choose lead at notrump
S A 9 8
H K J 5 3
D A 10 4 2
C J 8
3 NT by South4 top tricksCash 5 more winnersmade 4 +430


West
1 NT
Pass
North
Pass
Pass
East
3 NT
South
Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S J 10 7 3 2
H 5 4 3
D A 9 6
C K Q
Trick
1 N
2 W
3 N
4 W
5 N
6 E
7 E
8 W
9 W
10 W
Lead
S 3
C 2
S J
C 4
S 2?
C A
H 6
C 10
C 8
H Q
2nd
6
Q
8
K
Q
J
7
H 4
D 6
5
3rd
9
3!
5
7!
H 2
6
A!
D 2
D 3
K!
4th
A
5
K
9
4
D 9
3
H 8
D 8
9
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
8 2
S A K 4
H A Q
D K 7 5
C 10 8 6 4 2
TableS Q 8 6
H K J 10 6
D 4 3 2
C A 7 3
Bidding
Play
Defense
 
Response to 1 NT
Avoidance duck
Choose lead at notrump
Discard signal
S 9 5
H 9 8 7 2
D Q J 10 8
C J 9 5
3 NT by West8 top tricksCash 2 more winnersmade 4 -630


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