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Trump Control


West

4 H
North
1 S
Pass
East
Dbl
Pass
South
2 S
Pass
Board 1
None Vul
S A K J 7 5
H 9 4 2
D 6 2
C A 5 3
Trick
1 N
2 N
3 W
4 E
5 W
6 S
7 W
Lead
S K
S A
H 6
H 7
C J!
S Q
C 8!
2nd
3
4
4
8
3
H 10
A
3rd
8
2
K
J
2
5
4
4th
9
H 3
5
2
Q
6
6
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
3 2
4 2
4 3
S 9
H A J 10 6 3
D K 8 5 4
C J 10 8
TableS 6 4 3
H K Q 7
D A Q 7
C K 9 4 2
Bidding
Play
 
Resp to takeout double
Delay drawing trumps
Keep trump control
S Q 10 8 2
H 8 5
D J 10 9 3
C Q 7 6
4 H by West8 top tricksWin the restmade 4 -420


West

Pass
Pass
Pass
North

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

Play

Defense 
Rebid by responder
Opener’s third bid
Keep trump control
Elopement play
Attitude signal
S A 6 5
H A 7 6
D Q 7 6
C K 5 4 3
4 S by North8 top tricksLose the last trickmade 4 +620


West

Pass
Pass
AP
North

2 C
3 NT
East

Pass
Pass
South
1 NT
2 H
4 S
Board 3
E-W Vul
S K J 6 5
H 5 2
D K Q J
C 8 5 4 2
Trick
1 W
2 N
3 S
4 S
5 N
6 S
7 N
8 N
9 S
Lead
D 4
H 2!
S A
S 2
H 5
H 3
D Q
D K
H 7
2nd
J
4
8
10
10
9
6
7
J
3rd
3
Q!
5
K!
A
S 6
8
A
S J
4th
2
6
4
9
8
K
5
9
S Q
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
8 1
S 10 8
H J 9 8 6
D 10 9 5 4
C K 7 3
TableS Q 9 4
H K 10 4
D 7 6 3
C A J 10 6
Bidding
Play 
Stayman convention
Shun finesse
S A 7 3 2
H A Q 7 3
D A 8 2
C Q 9
4 S by South7 top tricksWin 2 trump tricksmade 4 +420


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

Play
 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Slam decision
Retain suit control
Trump management
S Q J 9 5 3
H Q 9 6
D 9 8
C J 9 8
6 H by East11 top tricksClaim the restmade 6 -1430


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