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Suit Play Technique VI


West

Pass
AP
North
1 S
3 S
East
Pass
Pass
South
2 S
4 S
Board 1
None Vul
S A K Q 9 8
H K 3
D 9 6 5 3
C K 2
Trick
1 E
2 N
3 W
4 N
5 W
6 N
7 E
8 S
9 N
Lead
C 3
D 3!
S 6
D 5
S 5
D 6!
C 6
H 4
D 9
2nd
5
8
8
J
9
Q
A
2
A
3rd
8!
2
2
4
3
7
9
K
S J
4th
K
10
4
K
7
C 4
2
8
H 5
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
2 2
3 2
3 3
4 3
5 3
6 3
S 10 6 5
H J 9 5 2
D K 10
C Q 9 8 4
TableS 3 2
H Q 10 8
D A Q J 8
C J 7 6 3
Bidding
Play
Defense 
Follow up major raise
Ruff in short hand
Third-hand play
S J 7 4
H A 7 6 4
D 7 4 2
C A 10 5
4 S by North9 top tricksWin the restmade 4 +420


West

1 H
3 S
North

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

Play
 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Rebid by responder
Delay drawing trumps
Ruffing with 4-4 fit
S 7 6 4
H K 8 4
D A J
C Q 9 8 6 2
4 S by East7 top tricksCrossruff the restmade 4 -420


West

Pass
AP
North

2 H
East

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

Play

Defense
 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Follow up major raise
Holdup play
Ruff in short hand
Attitude signal
Try for an overruff
S K 3
H A K Q J 8
D A 5 2
C Q 9 3
4 H by South6 top tricksLose 2 more tricksmade 4 +420


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

Play

Defense
 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Follow up major raise
Set up dummy’s suit
Use trumps as entries
Overtaking play
Attack dummy’s entry
S A Q 10 7
H 7 6
D K J 7
C 10 9 8 7
4 H by West9 top tricksWin the restmade 4 -620


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