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Important Suit Tactics VII


West

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

Defense
 
Resp to suit overcall
Obtain early discard
Timing the play
Lead partner’s suit
Second-hand play
S 9 2
H Q J 9
D J 8 3
C 10 8 6 4 2
4 H by East6 top tricksConcede high trumpmade 4 -420


West

Pass
AP
North

2 H
East
1 C
Pass
South
Dbl
4 H
Board 2
N-S Vul
S K 3
H 10 9 8 5 4
D K 7 5
C K 7 5
Trick
1 E
2 N
3 S
4 S
5 S
6 N
7 S
8 S
Lead
S Q
H 10
H Q
C A!
C 2
C 7
S A
S 9
2nd
6
K
2
3
4
10
4
5
3rd
2
A
4
5
K
H 6
3
D 5!
4th
K
3
C 6
8
9
J
7
10
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
7 1
S 8 5 4 2
H J 3 2
D J 10 6
C J 4 3
TableS Q J 10 7
H K
D A Q 3
C Q 10 9 8 6
Play Elimination technique S A 9 6
H A Q 7 6
D 9 8 4 2
C A 2
4 H by North7 top tricksE endplayed, lose 2made 4 +620


West

Pass
AP
North

3 S
East

Pass
South
1 S
4 S
Board 3
E-W Vul
S J 10 9 8 5
H Q J 10
D A J 10
C K 2
Trick
1 W
2 S
3 N
4 S
5 N
6 S
Lead
H 5
S 3
H J
S 4
H 10
D 2!
2nd
Q
6
8
7
4
3
3rd
2
J
S Q!
10
S K
10
4th
A
2
6
H 3
9
Q
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
5 1
S 7 6
H K 9 6 5
D 9 8 3
C Q J 8 5
TableS 2
H 8 7 4 3 2
D K Q 4
C A 9 6 4
Play
Defense 
Elimination technique
Suit preference signal
S A K Q 4 3
H A
D 7 6 5 2
C 10 7 3
4 S by South7 top tricksE endplayed, lose 2made 4 +420


West
1 S
4 S
North
Pass
Pass
East
2 S
Pass
South
Pass
Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S J 4
H K 10 5
D K J 8 6 4
C Q 9 3
Trick
1 N
2 W
3 W
4 E
5 N
6 E
7 N
8 W
9 E
10 E
Lead
D 6
S A
S 3
D 9!
C 3
D 10
C Q
S 6
D Q
H 3
2nd
3
4
J
5
A!
7
5
D 4
C 10
7
3rd
2
2
Q
C 2!
7
C 8!
6
10
H 4
Q
4th
A
7
9
J
4
K
S 5
H 2
8
K
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
3 1
4 1
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
7 3
S A K 8 6 5 3
H A Q 4
D A
C 8 4 2
TableS Q 10 2
H 8 6 3
D Q 10 9 3
C A J 5
Play Loser-on-loser play S 9 7
H J 9 7 2
D 7 5 2
C K 10 7 6
4 S by West9 top tricksClaim the restmade 4 -620


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