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Suit Play Technique II


West

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

Play
Defense 
Follow up minor raise
Cope with overcall
Dummy reversal
Try for a ruff
S 9
H K 10 2
D K J 8 3 2
C A 5 4 2
5 D by North9 top tricksLose 1 more trickmade 5 +400


West

1 H
North

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

Play
 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Rebid by opener
Ruffing with 4-4 fit
Combine chances
S 9 6
H Q 6
D J 9 2
C K J 9 4 3 2
4 H by West8 top tricksClaim the restmade 5 -450


West

Pass
Pass
AP
North

2 D
3 S
East

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

Play

Defense 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Rebid after 2-over-1
Set up dummy’s suit
Ruff in short hand
Set trap for declarer
S Q 10 8 7 6 5
H A 8 2
D 3
C A J 8
4 S by South7 top tricksLose 1 more trickmade 4 +420


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

Play
 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Key-card Blackwood
Dummy reversal
Delay drawing trumps
S A Q 8
H 3
D K Q 10 7 6
C 10 6 3 2
6 H by East10 top tricksLose 1 trickmade 6 -1430


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