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Suit Play Technique V


West

1 D
3 H
North
Pass
Pass
Pass
East
1 C
1 H
4 H
South
Pass
Pass
AP
Board 1
None Vul
S K J 6 3
H 9 4 2
D A J 9
C Q 5 2
Trick
1 S
2 E
3 N
4 N
5 E
6 S
7 W
8 E
Lead
S 10
D 2!
S J
C 2
D 5
C K
D 4
H 6
2nd
Q
8
4
A
Q
H 5
J
3
3rd
K
K
5
10
3
5
H K!
A
4th
A
A
2
3
9
6
C 4
2
W L
1 0
1 1
1 2
2 2
2 3
3 3
4 3
5 3
S Q 2
H A Q J 5
D K 10 7 6 4 3
C 3
TableS A 8 4
H K 8 7 6
D 5 2
C A J 7 6
Play
 
Set up dummy’s suit
Delay drawing trumps
S 10 9 7 5
H 10 3
D Q 8
C K 10 9 8 4
4 H by East6 top tricksDraw trump, claimmade 4 -420


West

Pass
Pass
Pass
North

1 H
2 S
4 S
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
AP
South
1 D
1 S
3 S
Board 2
N-S Vul
S 9 8 5 3
H Q 9 7 5
D K 3
C A 8 4
Trick
1 W
2 N
3 S
4 S
5 N
6 S
7 N
8 S
9 N
10 S
Lead
C 3
S 3
S K
D 2
D 3
D 6
C 4
D 7
C 8
D 9
2nd
A!
7
10
5
J
10
7
Q
J
S Q
3rd
9
A
5
K
A
S 8
K
S 9
S 2
H 5
4th
2
4
J
4
8
C 5
6
H 2
10
H 6
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
9 1
S Q 10 4
H K J 8
D Q 10 8 5
C 10 6 3
TableS J 7
H A 10 6 2
D J 4
C Q J 9 7 5
Play
 
Establish side suit
Communication/entries
S A K 6 2
H 4 3
D A 9 7 6 2
C K 2
4 S by South7 top tricksWin the high trumpmade 4 +620


West

Pass
Pass
Pass
North

1 H
2 D
4 H
East

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

Defense 
Set up dummy’s suit
Ducking play
Leading trumps
S A 9 7 4 3
H 8 6 3
D 4
C A J 8 2
4 H by North8 top tricksCash 2 more winnersmade 4 +420


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

Play
 
Opening 2 C & response
Blackwood convention
Lead toward honor
Ruff in short hand
S 10 3
H 8 6 4
D J 9 5 3 2
C K 10 2
6 H by West11 top tricksClaim the restmade 6 -1430


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