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Suit Play Technique


West

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

Play 
Weak jump raise
Competitive auction
Set up dummy’s suit
S 3
H Q 8 7 4 2
D Q 3
C 10 8 7 6 2
5 H by North7 top tricksDummy is goodmade 5 +450


West

2 C
2 H
4 H
North

Pass
Pass
AP
East
1 NT
2 D
3 H
South
Pass
Pass
Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S K 9 5
H J 10
D 9 7 6 2
C K 8 4 2
Trick
1 N
2 W
3 E
4 W
5 E
6 W
7 E
8 W
9 W
Lead
H J
C 3!
C 5!
H 5
C 10
D 5
C J
D A
D 10
2nd
2
2
7
10
9
2
Q
6
7
3rd
7
A
H 3
A
H 6
K
H 8
4
J
4th
K
6
4
9
8
3
K
8
H Q
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
8 1
S 8 7 4 2
H K 8 6 5 3
D A 10 5
C 3
TableS Q 3
H A 4 2
D K Q J 4
C A J 10 5
Bidding
Play
Defense 
Stayman convention
Dummy reversal
Leading trumps
S A J 10 6
H Q 9 7
D 8 3
C Q 9 7 6
4 H by West9 top tricksLose 2 more tricksmade 4 -420


West

Pass
AP
North

2 S
East

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

Play
 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Follow up major raise
Ruff in short hand
Automatic squeeze
S K Q 10 8 7
H A 8 6 4
D A 10 5
C A
4 S by South9 top tricksEast is squeezedmade 5 +450


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

Defense 
Rebid after 2-over-1
Set up dummy’s suit
Ruff in short hand
Choose lead at suit
S Q J 10 6
H Q 8
D A 9 6
C J 9 7 4
4 H by East8 top tricksWin 1 more trickmade 4 -620


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