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Important Suit Tactics II


West

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

Play 
Weak jump overcall
Sacrifice bid
Elimination technique
S Q J 9 8 7 6 2
H 4
D 6 2
C Q 8 3
4 S by South7 top tricksLose 1 more trickmade 4 +420


West

1 S
4 S
North

Pass
AP
East
1 D
1 NT
South
Pass
Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S J 10 5
H K Q J 7 5
D 10 6
C Q 10 7
Trick
1 N
2 W
3 W
4 W
5 N
6 E
Lead
H K
S A
S K
H 4
D 10
H 8
2nd
2
5
10
J
A!
D 5
3rd
9
4
6
3
7
D 8!
4th
A
8
Q
6
4
Q
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
3 1
4 1
4 2
S A K 9 7 3 2
H A 4
D 8 4
C J 6 5
TableS 6 4
H 10 8 3 2
D A Q 3 2
C A K 3
Bidding
Play
Defense 
Rebid by responder
Loser-on-loser play
Attack dummy’s entry
S Q 8
H 9 6
D K J 9 7 5
C 9 8 4 2
4 S by West9 top tricksConcede high trumpmade 4 -420


West

Pass
Pass
AP
North

1 H
3 H
East

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

Defense
 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Desperation finesse
Crossruff
Play known card
Do not overruff
S A Q 9 8
H K Q 10 2
D Q 4 2
C 7 2
4 H by North6 top tricksWin the high trumpmade 4 +420


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

Defense 
Cope with overcall
Transfer ruff
Set up dummy’s suit
Honor signal
S 10 3
H 10 8 6
D J 8 4
C Q J 10 9 7
4 H by East9 top tricksDummy is goodmade 4 -620


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