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Trump Control II


West

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

Play
 
Opening one-bid
Resp to 1 of a suit
Keep trump control
Timing the play
S A K 2
H Q 7 6 5
D K 3
C K 10 8 3
4 H by South8 top tricksWin 2 more tricksmade 4 +420


West

1 S
3 H
North

Pass
Pass
East
1 H
2 NT
4 H
South
Pass
Pass
AP
Board 2
N-S Vul
S 10 9 7 5
H 6
D K 9 4
C Q 8 7 4 2
Trick
1 S
2 E
3 E
4 E
5 S
6 E
7 S
Lead
D J
H A
H K
H 3!
D 10
H 4!
D 7
2nd
2
7
10
J
3
Q
C 3
3rd
9
2
5
9
4
D 6
K
4th
Q
6
C 2
C 4
A
C 7
5
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
3 1
4 1
4 2
4 3
S A K Q 6 3
H 9 5 2
D 6 3 2
C 10 3
TableS J 2
H A K 8 4 3
D A Q 5
C A J 6
Play
 
Force out high trump
Avoid enemy ruff
S 8 4
H Q J 10 7
D J 10 8 7
C K 9 5
4 H by East11 top tricksWin the restmade 4 -420


West

1 S
3 S
North

Pass
AP
East

2 S
South
Pass
Pass
Board 3
E-W Vul
S 9
H 7 6 5 2
D K 10 8 3
C K Q 8 6
Trick
1 N
2 N
3 W
4 W
5 S
6 N
7 W
8 E
9 W
10 W
11 W
Lead
C K
C 6
S Q
S J
C 5
D 3
S 8
H 3
S 10
H Q
H J
2nd
2
4
9
H 2
D 4!
2
H 5
4
D 8
7
D 10
3rd
10
A
5
6!
Q
Q
A
A
D 5
8
K!
4th
3
S 2
3!
K
J
A
4
6
7
9
C 7
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
2 2
2 3
3 3
4 3
5 3
6 3
7 3
8 3
S Q J 10 8 2
H A Q J
D A J 7 4
C 3
TableS A 6 5
H K 10 8 3
D 6 5 2
C J 4 2
Bidding
Play
 
Follow up major raise
Trump management
Avoid tap; shed loser
S K 7 4 3
H 9 4
D Q 9
C A 10 9 7 5
3 S by West9 top tricksLose the last trickmade 3 -140


West
Pass
Pass
Pass
North
1 S
3 C
4 S
East
Pass
Pass
AP
South
2 NT
3 S
Board 4
Both Vul
S J 10 9 8 7
H A K 3
D 7
C K Q 7 3
Trick
1 E
2 N
3 S
4 S
5 N
6 S
7 N
Lead
H 10
S J
S K
C 2
C 3
C 4
C 7
2nd
2
2
6
5
9
D 6
J
3rd
8
A!
7
K
A
Q
S 3
4th
A
5
4
6
8
10
H 6
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
S Q 6 5
H Q 8 7 6
D K J 10 6
C 8 5
TableS 4 2
H 10 9
D A 9 5 3 2
C J 10 9 6
Bidding
Play
 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Trump management
Shun finesse
S A K 3
H J 5 4 2
D Q 8 4
C A 4 2
4 S by North9 top tricksLose 3 tricksmade 4 +620


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