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Suit Play Technique VIII


West

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

Play
 
Choose weak opening
Blackwood convention
Set up dummy’s suit
Shun finesse
S K 6
H A Q 5 3
D 2
C A K 7 6 4 3
6 S by North11 top tricksLose 1 trickmade 6 +980


West

2 D
3 S
North

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

Play

Defense 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Rebid after 2-over-1
Set up dummy’s suit
Ruff in short hand
Leading trumps
S 9 7 6
H K J 9 2
D Q 9
C 10 9 5 4
4 S by East8 top tricksLose last 2 tricksmade 4 -420


West

Pass
Pass
AP
North

1 H
2 S
East

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

Play

Defense
 
Rebid by responder
Follow up major raise
Establish side suit
Avert overruff
Make declarer ruff
Attitude signal
S A K 3 2
H
D J 9 7 6 5 3 2
C A 3
4 S by South4 top tricksLose 1 more trickmade 4 +420


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

Play
 
Cope with overcall
Follow up minor raise
Set up dummy’s suit
Use trumps as entries
S J 9 7 4 3 2
H Q 3
D J 7
C K 10 7
5 D by West7 top tricksLose 1 more trickmade 5 -600


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