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Notrump Leads & Strategy V


West

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

Defense
 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Rebid by responder
Read partner’s lead
Passive defense
S 5 4 2
H A 9 7 6
D 4 2
C 8 6 5 4
3 NT by East6 top tricksLose 1 more trickdown 1 +50


West

Pass
Pass
North

2 D
3 NT
East
Pass
Pass
AP
South
2 C
2 NT
Board 2
N-S Vul
S 4 3
H J 5 2
D J 10 9 8 5 2
C Q 5
Trick
1 W
2 S
3 E
4 W
5 E
6 S
7 W
Lead
H 10
D 3
S 5!
S 2
S 7
D 4
S 10
2nd
2
7!
J
4
K
K
D 9
3rd
3
8
A
Q
6
5
9
4th
A
A
3
8
D 2
H 4
D 6
W L
1 0
1 1
1 2
1 3
2 3
2 4
2 5
S A 10 6 2
H 10 9 8
D K 7
C 8 7 6 2
TableS Q 9 7 5
H 7 6 4 3
D A
C 10 9 4 3
Bidding
Defense
 
Opening 2 C & response
Read partner’s lead
Read suit layout
S K J 8
H A K Q
D Q 6 4 3
C A K J
3 NT by South6 top tricksClaim the restdown 1 -100


West

1 S
AP
North

2 NT
East

Pass
South
1 H
3 NT
Board 3
E-W Vul
S K Q 9
H 6 5
D Q J 5 4
C A 10 6 5
Trick
1 E
2 N
3 E
4 W
5 N
6 S
7 S
8 N
Lead
S 8!
H 6
S 2!
S J
D 4
D K
D 8
D J
2nd
3
A!
4
K
2
9
10
C 4
3rd
10!
3
A
H 7
A
5
Q
H 8
4th
Q
2
9
5
3
6
7
H 4
W L
1 0
1 1
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
S A J 10 7 6
H K 4 2
D 10 9 3
C Q 3
TableS 8 2
H A 9 7
D 7 6 2
C J 9 8 7 4
Bidding
Defense
 
Cope with overcall
Lead partner’s suit
Grab lead quickly
S 5 4 3
H Q J 10 8 3
D A K 8
C K 2
3 NT by North6 top tricksWin 2 more tricksdown 1 -50


West
2 NT
3 D
North
Pass
Pass
East
3 C
3 NT
South
Pass
AP
Board 4
Both Vul
S K 10 8 3 2
H 6 4
D Q 8 7
C 8 6 4
Trick
1 N
2 E
3 S
4 N
5 W
6 W
7 W
8 W
9 W
10 S
11 S
Lead
S 3
D 10
S 9
S 10
H A
H K
H Q
C Q
C 3
H J
D 4
2nd
Q
A!
J
C 5
4
6
C 4
6
8
D 5
3rd
4
2
K
7
2
3
5
9
10?
S 2
4th
6
7
5
A
7
9
10
2!
K
8
W L
1 0
1 1
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
6 3
6 4
S A J 6
H A K Q
D K J 6 5 2
C Q 3
TableS Q 5
H 8 5 3 2
D 10 9
C A J 10 9 5
Bidding
Defense
 
Opening 2 NT & response
Grab lead quickly
Refuse first finesse
S 9 7 4
H J 10 9 7
D A 4 3
C K 7 2
3 NT by West6 top tricksWin 1 more trickdown 2 +200


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