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Important Suit Tactics III


West

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

Play

Defense 
Michaels cue-bid
Combat sacrifice bid
Desperation finesse
Elimination technique
Try for a ruff
S A Q 4
H A 2
D 7 6 5 3
C J 9 5 4
5 C by North10 top tricksEast is endplayedmade 5 +400


West

1 NT
2 H
4 H
North

Pass
Pass
AP
East
Pass
2 D1
2 NT
South
Pass
Pass
Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S K 10 9 8 7
H Q 6 4 2
D J 3
C 10 9
Trick
1 N
2 E
3 W
4 E
5 W
6 E
7 W
8 E
Lead
C 10
D 2
C J
D 6
D 4
C 3
D 7
C 7
2nd
A
5
9
8
S 7
5
S 9
8
3rd
6
A
K
K
H 7
H K!
H 8
H A!
4th
2
3
4
J
10
S 8
Q
S 10
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
S Q 5 2
H A K 5
D A K 9 7 4
C J 2
TableS 4 3
H J 10 9 8 7
D 6 2
C A K 7 3
Note 1
Bidding
Play
 
Jacoby transfer bid
Choose best game
Play for best chance
Crossruff
S A J 6
H 3
D Q 10 8 5
C Q 8 6 5 4
4 H by West8 top tricksWin 2 more tricksmade 4 -420


West

Dbl
AP
North

2 H
East

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

Play
 
Cope with T/O double
Follow up major raise
Holdup play
Transfer ruff
S A 8 3 2
H A K 5 4 3 2
D A 7
C 4
4 H by South9 top tricksWin the restmade 4 +420


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

Defense 
Follow up major raise
Set up dummy’s suit
Loser-on-loser play
Choose lead at suit
S 9 6 5
H A Q J 7
D Q 3
C K 10 7 2
4 S by East7 top tricksCrossruff the restmade 4 -620


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