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Notrump Leads & Strategy IV


West

Pass
North
1 NT
Pass
East
Pass
Pass
South
3 NT
Board 1
None Vul
S Q 4 3
H A K J 3
D 6 4 3
C A K 6
Trick
1 E
2 N
3 W
4 S
5 W
6 E
7 E
Lead
H 8
D 3
S 10!
D K
S 8
S J
S 6
2nd
4
5
3
A
Q
C 2
C 3
3rd
2
J
7
4
K
5
9
4th
A
Q
A
7
2
4
C 6
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
2 2
2 3
2 4
2 5
S 10 9 8 5
H 10 9 2
D A Q 2
C 10 9 8
TableS K J 7 6
H 8 7 6
D 8 7 5
C Q 7 5
Bidding
Play
Defense
 
Response to 1 NT
Play for best chance
Choose lead at notrump
Read partner’s lead
S A 2
H Q 5 4
D K J 10 9
C J 4 3 2
3 NT by North7 top tricksWin the restdown 1 -50


West

2 NT
3 NT
North

Pass
AP
East
2 D
3 H
South
Pass
Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S A 9 8 7 2
H Q 10 9 6
D Q 5
C 9 4
Trick
1 N
2 S
3 W
4 E
5 W
6 E
7 W
8 W
9 E
Lead
S 7
S 10
C 3!
D 2
D 8
C 7
C A
H 4
H 7
2nd
3
J
4
9!
5
6
H 6
9
3
3rd
K
2!
Q
K
A
K
2
K
A
4th
5
H 5
5
Q!
3
9
10
2
Q!
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
S Q J 6 5
H A 8 4
D K 8
C A K 8 3
TableS 3
H K 7 5
D A 10 7 6 4 2
C Q 7 2
Bidding
Defense
 
Resp to weak two-bid
Holdup play
Unblocking play
S K 10 4
H J 3 2
D J 9 3
C J 10 6 5
3 NT by West7 top tricksLose the restdown 1 +50


West

Pass
North

3 NT
East

AP
South
2 NT
Board 3
E-W Vul
S J 10 3
H 4 3 2
D Q 6 4
C K Q 4 3
Trick
1 W
2 N
3 W
4 S
5 N
6 W
7 S
8 S
9 S
10 S
11 W
12 E
Lead
C J!
H 2
S 7!
C 6
H 3
S 4
C A
C 8
H A
H 8
S 2
S 8
2nd
K
6
J
10
5
3
D 3
D 7
7
9
10
D 10
3rd
2
10
9!
Q
Q
5
3
4
4
D 4
K
D 9
4th
5
J
Q
7
K
A
9
D 5
S 6
D 8!
D 2
D 6
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
3 1
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
7 3
7 4
7 5
S 7 4 2
H K J 9 7
D J 9 7 3
C J 10
TableS K 9 8 6 5
H 6 5
D K 8 5
C 9 7 2
Bidding
Play
Defense
 
Opening 2 NT & response
Finessing technique
Choose lead at notrump
Passive defense
S A Q
H A Q 10 8
D A 10 2
C A 8 6 5
3 NT by South6 top tricksWin the last trickdown 1 -50


West
Pass
2 NT
North
Pass
Pass
East
1 NT
3 NT
South
Pass
AP
Board 4
Both Vul
S 10 8 6 3 2
H A 8 3
D 8 7 6 4
C 6
Trick
1 S
2 W
3 S
4 N
5 S
6 W
7 S
Lead
D 9
C 2
H 2!
H 8
D 2!
C 3
H K
2nd
A
6
5
10
J
S 2
S 5
3rd
4
J
A
J
6
9
3
4th
5
Q
4
6
10
K
7
W L
1 0
1 1
1 2
1 3
2 3
2 4
2 5
S K J 5
H 6 5
D A J 3
C 10 8 7 3 2
TableS A 9
H Q 10 7 4
D K Q 10 5
C A J 9
Bidding
Play
Defense
 
Response to 1 NT
Finessing technique
Choose lead at notrump
Active defense
S Q 7 4
H K J 9 2
D 9 2
C K Q 5 4
3 NT by East7 top tricksClaim the restdown 1 +100


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