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Suit Leads & Strategy IV


West

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

Play
Defense
 
Resp to takeout double
Competitive auction
Deceptive play
Overtaking play
Try for a ruff
S K Q 9 7 2
H 5 3 2
D K 10 4
C 8 7
3 S by South9 top tricksWin the restdown 2 -100


West

1 H
2 D1
4 H
North

Pass
Pass
AP
East
1 C
1 NT
2 H
South
Pass
Pass
Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S K 8 4 3
H Q J 2
D 9 8 6 5 4
C 2
Trick
1 N
2 W
3 W
4 W
5 S
6 E
7 W
8 S
Lead
D 5
H A
H K
C 3
S J!
D Q
C 7
S 10!
2nd
2
2
J
2
5
3
D 6
6
3rd
10
3
5
K
4
K
4
3
4th
A
4
10
A
Q
4
J
A
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
3 1
4 1
5 1
5 2
6 2
S 9 6 5
H A K 9 7 6
D A K
C 9 7 3
TableS A Q 2
H 8 5 3
D Q 2
C K Q 6 5 4
Note 1
Bidding
Play
Defense
 
new minor forcing
Opener’s third bid
Set up dummy’s suit
Choose lead at suit
Attack dummy’s entry
S J 10 7
H 10 4
D J 10 7 3
C A J 10 8
4 H by West7 top tricksLose 2 more tricksdown 1 +50


West

Pass
Pass
North

1 S
4 S
East

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

Defense
 
Follow up major raise
Set up dummy’s suit
Duck to retain entry
Leading trumps
Attack dummy’s entry
S 7 5 3
H K 5 3
D A 7 6 3 2
C Q 4
4 S by North8 top tricksLose the restdown 1 -50


West
Pass
2 S
4 S
North
Pass
Pass
AP
East
1 S
3 S
South
Pass
Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S 5 2
H A K 9 2
D 10 9 6 3
C Q 10 2
Trick
1 S
2 N
3 E
4 N
5 S
6 E
7 E
8 E
9 W
10 E
Lead
H 3
S 2!
H 6
S 5
S 4!
C A
C K
D 8
C 5
S J
2nd
J
K
5
9
8
6
8
5
Q
D J
3rd
K
3!
Q
A
H 2
3
4
Q
S 10
C 7
4th
4
6
A
7
Q
2
10
3
9
H 9
W L
0 1
1 1
1 2
1 3
2 3
3 3
4 3
5 3
6 3
7 3
S 8 7 6
H Q J
D A Q 7 4
C 7 5 4 3
TableS K Q J 10 9
H 8 6 4
D K 8 2
C A K
Bidding
Play
Defense
 
Follow up major raise
Combine chances
Shift to trumps
When to win trump ace
S A 4 3
H 10 7 5 3
D J 5
C J 9 8 6
4 S by East9 top tricksLose the last trickdown 1 +100


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