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Notrump Leads & Strategy


West

Pass
North
1 NT
Pass
East
Pass
Pass
South
3 NT
Board 1
None Vul
S K 10 4
H K 5 3
D Q 8 5
C A K J 9
Trick
1 E
2 W
3 S
4 N
5 W
6 E
7 W
Lead
H 2!
S 9!
C 6
D 5
S 7
S 2
S 5
2nd
8
10
3
2
K
D 4
C 9
3rd
A
J!
A
10
A
8
3
4th
3
Q
2
K
6
4
D 7
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
2 2
2 3
2 4
2 5
S 9 8 7 5
H A 7 4
D K 9 6
C 10 4 3
TableS A J 3 2
H 10 9 6 2
D 3 2
C 8 5 2
Bidding
Defense
 
Response to 1 NT
Read partner’s lead
Shift to another suit
S Q 6
H Q J 8
D A J 10 7 4
C Q 7 6
3 NT by North5 top tricksWin the restdown 1 -50


West

1 S
2 NT
North

Pass
Pass
East
1 C
1 NT
3 NT
South
Pass
Pass
AP
Board 2
N-S Vul
S 4 3
H A 9 4
D Q 8 3 2
C 9 7 5 3
Trick
1 S
2 S
3 S
4 N
Lead
H K!
H Q!
H 10
C 3!
2nd
3
5
7
10
3rd
9
4!
A
4
4th
2
6
8
2
W L
0 1
0 2
0 3
1 3
S A J 10 2
H 7 5 3
D J 9 4
C K Q 2
TableS K Q 7
H J 8 6 2
D K 7 5
C A J 10
Bidding
Defense
 
Rebid by responder
Do not unblock
Passive defense
S 9 8 6 5
H K Q 10
D A 10 6
C 8 6 4
3 NT by East7 top tricksLose 2 more tricksdown 1 +50


West

Pass
Pass
North

2 C
3 NT
East

Pass
AP
South
1 NT
2 D
Board 3
E-W Vul
S Q 7 6
H K Q 3 2
D 2
C Q J 10 9 4
Trick
1 W
2 E
3 W
4 E
5 W
Lead
D J
D 8!
S 9!
D 4!
D 7
2nd
2
9
7
Q
C 4
3rd
A
10
A!
K
C 3
4th
3
S 6
3
H 2
5
W L
0 1
0 2
0 3
0 4
0 5
S J 9 8 2
H J 10 9
D K J 10 7 6
C 5
TableS A 10 5
H 6 5 4
D A 8 4
C 8 7 6 3
Bidding
Defense
 
Stayman convention
Return proper card
Shift to correct suit
S K 4 3
H A 8 7
D Q 9 5 3
C A K 2
3 NT by South8 top tricksLose 1 more trickdown 2 -100


West
2 NT
Pass
North
Pass
Pass
East
3 NT
South
Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S Q 10 6 3
H A 9 6 2
D J 4
C 9 8 6
Trick
1 N
2 W
3 S
4 N
5 E
6 N
7 S
Lead
S 3
D 2
S 7!
C 9!
H 7
H 2!
S 5
2nd
2
4
4
10
3
10
K
3rd
J
Q
10
4
K
J
6
4th
A
A
9
5
A
8
D 3
W L
1 0
1 1
1 2
2 2
2 3
2 4
3 4
S A K 8 4
H K 8
D K 5 2
C A K J 5
TableS 9 2
H Q 10 7
D Q 9 8 3
C Q 10 3 2
Bidding
Defense
 
Opening 2 NT & response
Return proper card
Passive defense
S J 7 5
H J 5 4 3
D A 10 7 6
C 7 4
3 NT by West6 top tricksLose 1 more trickdown 1 +100


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