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Suit Play Technique III


West

Pass
North
1 S
4 S
East
Pass
AP
South
2 S
Board 1
None Vul
S A K 8 6 5
H 4
D J 10 6
C A K J 4
Trick
1 E
2 S
3 N
4 N
5 N
6 S
7 N
8 N
9 S
10 N
Lead
H Q
H 2!
S A
S K
C 4
H 5
C K
C J
H 10
C A
2nd
A
K
2
10
6
7
7
8
D 5
D 7
3rd
8
S 5
3
7
10
S 6
3
Q
S 8
D 2
4th
4
3
4
9
2
6
5
9
9
S Q
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
9 1
S Q 9 4
H K 8 7
D A Q 8 5
C 9 5 2
TableS 10 2
H Q J 9 6 3
D K 9 7
C 8 7 6
Bidding
Play 
Follow up major raise
Dummy reversal
S J 7 3
H A 10 5 2
D 4 3 2
C Q 10 3
4 S by North9 top tricksWin 1 more trickmade 4 +420


West

2 S
4 H
5 H
North

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

Play
 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Blackwood convention
Preserve entry
Set up dummy’s suit
S Q 10 2
H 6
D Q J 9 8 2
C K 9 3 2
6 H by East10 top tricksClaim the restmade 6 -980


West

Pass
Pass
AP
North

3 C
3 NT
East

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

Play
 
Opening 2 NT & response
Stayman convention
Ruffing with 4-4 fit
Survive bad break
S A K 7 2
H A 9 6 2
D A Q 4
C K 7
4 S by South9 top tricksWin 2 more tricksmade 4 +420


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

Play

Defense 
Cope with overcall
Cue-bid to show fit
Dummy reversal
Use trumps as entries
Keep correct stopper
S K 8 7 3
H Q 10 5
D 2
C J 9 8 7 6
5 D by West9 top tricksLose the last trickmade 5 -600


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