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Notrump Leads & Strategy II


West

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

Play

Defense
 
Negative double
Rebid by opener
Holdup play
Set up suit at notrump
Grab lead quickly
Return partner’s suit
S A Q 6 4
H 7 5 4
D A Q 9 7
C J 10
3 NT by North7 top tricksWin 3 more tricksdown 1 -50


West

1 S
3 S
North

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

Play

Defense
 
Rebid by opener
Rebid by responder
Finessing technique
Combine chances
Holdup play
Return proper card
S 9 4 3
H J 10 3
D 9 8 2
C Q 10 9 6
3 NT by East6 top tricksSouth is endplayeddown 1 +50


West

1 NT
North

Pass
East

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

Defense
 
Response to 1 NT
Finessing technique
Set up suit at notrump
Read partner’s lead
Shift to another suit
S 10 9 6 3
H J 9 4 2
D Q 5
C K 10 6
3 NT by West6 top tricksWin the restdown 1 +100


West
Pass
Pass
AP
North
Pass
2 NT
East
Pass
Pass
South
1 NT
3 NT
Board 4
Both Vul
S K 8 3
H J 9 7
D 10 8 2
C A 9 8 7
Trick
1 W
2 E
3 W
4 E
5 E
6 E
7 S
Lead
H 6
D J!
D 6
D 9
D 7
H 8
C Q
2nd
7
Q
10
4
C 10
Q
3
3rd
A
A
K
5
H 4
5
8
4th
2
2
3
8
C 7
9
2
W L
0 1
0 2
0 3
0 4
0 5
1 5
2 5
S 10 6 5
H 6 5 4
D A 6 5
C K 6 4 3
TableS 9 7 4 2
H A 10 8
D K J 9 7
C 5 2
Bidding
Defense
 
Response to 1 NT
Read partner’s lead
Entrapment play
S A Q J
H K Q 3 2
D Q 4 3
C Q J 10
3 NT by South4 top tricksClaim the restdown 1 -100


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