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Important Suit Tactics


West

Pass
Pass
North
1 H
2 H
4 H
East
Pass
Pass
AP
South
1 S
3 H
Board 1
None Vul
S A 7 3
H K 9 7 6 4 2
D A J 3
C 8
Trick
1 E
2 S
3 E
4 N
5 N
6 S
Lead
C K
C 7!
D 2
H K!
H 2
C 9
2nd
A
4
5
8
10
5
3rd
3
D 3!
K
3
A
D J
4th
8
J
A
5
Q
Q
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
4 2
S Q J 9 6
H Q 5
D K 10 8 4
C 5 4 3
TableS 10 5
H J 10 8
D Q 9 2
C K Q J 6 2
Bidding
Play 
Rebid by responder
Loser-on-loser play
S K 8 4 2
H A 3
D 7 6 5
C A 10 9 7
4 H by North9 top tricksLose 1 trump trickmade 4 +420


West

1 S
4 S
North

Pass
AP
East
1 D
2 S
South
Pass
Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S A 6 4 2
H Q 10 6 2
D A 7
C 9 7 2
Trick
1 N
2 S
3 E
4 W
5 W
6 W
7 W
8 N
9 E
10 W
11 E
Lead
H 2
H 7
C 3!
C A
C K
D J!
D Q
S 2
D 9!
H J
D K
2nd
3
9
6
7
9
7
A
7
6
Q
8
3rd
K
10
J!
4
H 8
2
4
3
S 9
S 8
S 10
4th
4
A
2
5
10
3
5
5
H 6
5
S A
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
5 2
6 2
7 2
8 2
8 3
S J 10 9 5
H J 9 4
D Q J
C A K J 8
TableS K Q 8 7
H A 8 3
D K 9 4 2
C 4 3
Bidding
Play
 
Follow up major raise
Desperation finesse
Crossruff
S 3
H K 7 5
D 10 8 6 5 3
C Q 10 6 5
4 S by West6 top tricksDummy is goodmade 4 -420


West

Pass
North

4 S
East

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

Play
 
Choose weak opening
Response to preempt
Elimination technique
Throw-in play
S A 9 8 7 6 5
H 2
D 9 8 6 5
C 10 3
4 S by South9 top tricksE endplayed, lose 1made 4 +420


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

Play 
Stayman convention
Slam decision
Ruffing finesse
S Q 10 8 7 3
H K 8 6
D 3
C Q 6 5 3
6 D by East9 top tricksLose 1 trickmade 6 -1370


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