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Notrump Leads & Strategy III


West

Pass
North
1 D
3 NT
East
1 S
AP
South
2 NT
Board 1
None Vul
S 9 5 4
H 8 4
D K Q J 10 7
C A K J
Trick
1 W
2 E
3 S
4 E
5 W
Lead
S 7
H 9!
D 3
H 7
H A
2nd
4
K
9
10
S 5
3rd
A
6!
10
J
3
4th
3
4
A
8
Q
W L
0 1
1 1
1 2
1 3
1 4
S 7 6
H A J 6 5 2
D 9 6
C 7 6 4 2
TableS A Q 10 8 2
H 9 7 3
D A 5 2
C 5 3
Bidding
Defense
 
Cope with overcall
Shift to proper card
Duck to retain tenace
S K J 3
H K Q 10
D 8 4 3
C Q 10 9 8
3 NT by South4 top tricksLose 2 more tricksdown 2 -100


West

3 NT
North

Pass
East
1 NT
Pass
South
Pass
Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S 10 9 2
H 8 7 3 2
D 4 3
C K 10 9 3
Trick
1 S
2 W
3 S
4 W
5 S
6 E
7 S
8 E
9 W
10 W
Lead
H J
D 2
H 10!
D 7
D 9!
D 5!
C 7!
H 6
H 9
S 4
2nd
A
4
K
3
8
6
8
S 7
C 3
9
3rd
2
J
3
10
H 7
S 3
9
Q
S 5
Q
4th
4
Q
5
K
A
S 2!
Q
8
C 4
K
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
2 2
3 2
3 3
4 3
5 3
6 3
6 4
S 8 4 3
H A K Q 9
D 8 7 2
C J 8 2
TableS A Q 5
H 6 5 4
D A J 10 5
C A Q 6
Bidding
Defense
 
Response to 1 NT
Choose lead at notrump
Passive defense
S K J 7 6
H J 10
D K Q 9 6
C 7 5 4
3 NT by East6 top tricksWin 2 more tricksdown 1 +50


West

2 C
2 NT
North

Pass
Pass
East

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

Defense
 
Opening 2 C & response
Read enemy lead
Shun finesse
Read partner’s lead
Holdup play
S 9 7 4
H J 10 8 7
D K 3
C 9 8 4 3
3 NT by West6 top tricksLose last 2 tricksdown 1 +100


West
Pass
Pass
AP
North
1 NT
2 D
East
Pass
Pass
South
2 C
3 NT
Board 4
Both Vul
S K Q J
H K 7 2
D Q J 7 2
C A 8 3
Trick
1 E
2 W
3 N
4 S
5 W
Lead
D 5
D 10
C 3
S 4
D 6
2nd
3
J?
4
A!
Q
3rd
K
4!
K
J
A
4th
2
H 3
6
2
S 5
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
2 2
2 3
S A 8 3
H 9 8 5 4
D K 10 6
C 10 7 6
TableS 10 9 2
H Q J 10
D A 9 8 5 4
C 4 2
Bidding
Play
Defense
 
Response to 1 NT
Deceptive play
Duck to retain entry
Grab lead quickly
S 7 6 5 4
H A 6 3
D 3
C K Q J 9 5
3 NT by North7 top tricksLose 2 more tricksdown 1 -100


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