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Suit Leads & Strategy II


West

2 S
North
1 H
4 H
East
1 S
AP
South
2 H
Board 1
None Vul
S 10 2
H K Q J 9 7
D K 3
C A K Q 4
Trick
1 E
2 E
3 E
4 N
5 N
6 N
7 N
8 N
9 S
10 N
Lead
S Q
S J!
S 5
H K
H Q
C A
C K
D 3
D 2
C 4!
2nd
4
6
K
2!
3
2
8
9
7
H 5!
3rd
8
7
A
4
8
5
6
A
K
J
4th
2
10
H 7
6
D 5
7
3
6
Q
9
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
7 3
S A 8 7
H 6
D J 10 7 6 5
C 10 9 7 3
TableS Q J 9 5 3
H A 5 3 2
D Q 9
C 8 2
Bidding
Play
Defense
 
Follow up major raise
Deceptive play
Make declarer ruff
Duck to keep control
S K 6 4
H 10 8 4
D A 8 4 2
C J 6 5
4 H by North10 top tricksConcede high trumpdown 1 -50


West

3 H
North

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

Defense
 
Opening 2 NT & response
Rebid by NT bidder
Choose lead at suit
Overtaking play
S 3
H 7 3
D A Q J 7
C 10 9 7 5 3 2
4 H by West8 top tricksLose 1 trump trickdown 1 +50


West

Pass
AP
North

2 S
East

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

Play
Defense
 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Follow up major raise
Set up dummy’s suit
Choose lead at suit
Attack dummy’s entry
S A K 9 5 4 3
H 6 5 2
D A K
C 4 3
3 S by South8 top tricksLose 1 more trickmade 3 +140


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

Defense
 
Rebid by opener
Follow up major raise
Choose lead at suit
Shift to trumps
S J 8 5 2
H A 5 4
D Q J 6
C 7 6 5
4 H by East8 top tricksLose 1 more trickdown 1 +100


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