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Suit Leads & Strategy V


West

Pass
North
1 S
2 S
East
Pass
AP
South
1 NT
Board 1
None Vul
S A K J 10 4 2
H 10 5
D J 2
C K 10 3
Trick
1 E
2 W
3 S
4 E
5 S
6 E
7 W
Lead
H 2
D 10!
S 9
S 5
C J?
H 8
D 8
2nd
3
2
3
8
Q!
4
J
3rd
J
7!
2
7
K
K
K
4th
5
Q
Q
4
A
10
A
W L
0 1
1 1
1 2
2 2
2 3
2 4
3 4
S 7 3
H A K J
D 10 9 8 3
C Q 9 7 5
TableS Q 6 5
H 8 7 2
D K 7 6 5
C A 6 4
Bidding
Defense
 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Choose lead at suit
Attack dummy’s entry
S 9 8
H Q 9 6 4 3
D A Q 4
C J 8 2
2 S by North6 top tricksLose 1 more trickmade 2 +110


West

2 H
3 NT
North

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

Defense
 
Response to 1 NT
Rebid by NT bidder
Leading trumps
Entrapment play
S 4 3 2
H J 5 4
D A 7 6 5
C J 10 3
4 S by East10 top tricksWin the restdown 1 +50


West

Dbl
Dbl
3 D
North

2 H
Pass
AP
East

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

Play
Defense
 
Choose defensive action
Rebid by doubler
Ruff in short hand
Shift to trumps
Fight declarer’s plan
S K 9 3
H A Q 8 7 6
D 10 3 2
C A 7
3 D by West6 top tricksWin the restdown 1 +100


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

Defense
 
Resp to weak two-bid
Combat weak two-bid
Try for a ruff
Underlead to partner
S A K J 10 5 4
H 7 5
D K J 7
C A 5
4 S by South8 top tricksClaim the restdown 2 -200


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