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Important Suit Tactics VI


West

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

Play

Defense 
Resp to takeout double
Rebid by doubler
Avert overruff
Transfer ruff
Don’t ruff a loser
S 10 8
H J 9
D J 8 7
C J 9 8 6 5 2
4 H by East9 top tricksWin the last trickmade 4 -420


West

Pass
Pass
AP
North

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

Play

Defense
 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Rebid after 2-over-1
Trump management
Set up dummy’s suit
Attack dummy’s entry
Attitude signal
S A 8 5 4 3
H K 7 2
D K 2
C A 8 4
4 S by South8 top tricksClaim the restmade 4 +620


West

Pass
Pass
North

1 S
4 S
East

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


 
Unblocking play
Ruffing finesse
If C 10 played trick 1
West ducks to defeat
S A K 3 2
H J 4
D 8
C K J 10 5 4 3
4 S by North8 top tricksLose 3 tricksmade 4 +420


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

Play
 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Rebid by opener
Ruffing with 4-4 fit
Draw trumps early
S Q J 5
H K J 10 9
D J 9 4
C J 8 7
4 S by West8 top tricksLose 2 more tricksmade 4 -620


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