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Important Suit Tactics IV


West

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

Play 
Rebid by opener
Rebid by responder
Loser-on-loser play
S Q 5
H 9 4 2
D Q 8 6
C Q 10 7 6 5
4 H by East9 top tricksClaim the restmade 4 -420


West

Pass
Pass
AP
North

2 D
4 D
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
South
1 H
3 D
5 D
Board 2
N-S Vul
S 8
H 6 3
D Q J 10 9 7 6
C A Q 5 4
Trick
1 E
2 S
3 N
4 S
5 S
6 N
7 S
8 N
Lead
H 8
C K
S 8
S A
S 2
C 4
H 4
C 5
2nd
A
8
6
4
5
3
7
7
3rd
2
A!
Q!
H 6
D 6
D 3
D 9
D 4
4th
3
2
3
7
10
J
C 6
D K
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
7 1
S J 9 5 4 3
H K Q 9 7 2
D K
C J 8
TableS K 10 7 6
H 8
D A 2
C 10 9 7 6 3 2
Bidding
Play
 
Rebid after 2-over-1
Overtaking play
Desperation finesse
S A Q 2
H A J 10 5 4
D 8 5 4 3
C K
5 D by North9 top tricksLose 1 more trickmade 5 +600


West

Pass
Pass
North

2 D
4 H
East

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

Play

Defense 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Rebid after 2-over-1
Holdup play
Elimination technique
Read partner’s signal
S K 8 4
H A K J 7 6 2
D 4
C J 7 6
4 H by South8 top tricksW endplayed, lose 1made 4 +420


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

Play

Defense 
Opening 2 C & response
Blackwood convention
Avert overruff
Transfer ruff
Choose lead vs slam
S 8 7 5
H K 10 8 6 4
D Q 2
C K J 9
6 S by West9 top tricksDraw trump, claimmade 6 -1430


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