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Suit Leads & Strategy III


West

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

Defense


 
Competitive auction
Penalty double
Overtaking play
Try for a ruff
North must not cash C A
early to get diamond
S A 9 8 3
H 6 5 4
D 9 8 6 4 3
C 4
5 H× by West8 top tricksWin the restdown 3 +500


West

Pass
Pass
North

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

Play

Defense
 
Stayman convention
Rebid by responder
Force out high trump
Survive bad break
Force dummy to ruff
Duck to keep control
S K Q 8 6
H 7 6 4
D A Q 3
C A J 10
4 S by South9 top tricksLose 2 more tricksdown 1 -100


West

1 D
3 H
North

1 S
Pass
East

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

Play
Defense
 
Cope with overcall
Rebid after 2-over-1
Pseudo squeeze
Shift to trumps
Duck to retain entry
S 9 7 4
H A 5 4
D 7 2
C J 10 8 5 4
4 H by East9 top tricksLose the last trickdown 1 +100


West
Pass
Pass
North
1 H
4 H
East
Pass
AP
South
2 H
Board 4
Both Vul
S K 9
H A K Q 10 3
D Q 5 4 2
C K 8
Trick
1 E
2 W
3 S
4 N
5 N
6 N
7 N
8 E
9 N
10 E
11 N
Lead
S 4
D J!
H 5
H K
C K
S K!
C 8
H J!
D 4
S 6
D 5
2nd
3
2
2
7
6!
2
A
9
9
C 10
K
3rd
A
6
A
6
3
7
5
C 4
3
Q
8
4th
9
A
4
8
7!
5
2
Q
7
H 3
10
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
5 2
6 2
6 3
7 3
7 4
S A Q 10 5
H 8 2
D J 10 7
C 9 7 4 2
TableS J 8 6 4 2
H J 7 4
D K 9 6
C A 6
Bidding
Play
Defense
 
Follow up major raise
Set up dummy’s suit
Attack dummy’s entry
Holdup play
S 7 3
H 9 6 5
D A 8 3
C Q J 10 5 3
4 H by North6 top tricksWin the restdown 1 -100


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