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Defensive Trump Tactics


West

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

Defense


 
Belated T/O double
Competitive auction
Uppercut
Attack dummy’s entry
If defense errs
West can win 10 tricks
S J 3
H 10 8 6 4 2
D A 2
C J 10 9 7
3 S by West8 top tricksLose 1 more trickmade 3 -140


West

Pass
Pass
AP
North

2 NT
3 H
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
South
1 H
3 C
4 H
Board 2
N-S Vul
S K 4 3
H 8 6 3
D A K 7 6
C K 8 4
Trick
1 W
2 W
3 W
4 S
5 S
6 S
7 N
8 S
Lead
S Q
S J!
S 2
H K
H Q
C J
C 4
C 10
2nd
3
4
K
4!
5!
2
6
H 7!
3rd
8
6
A
3
6
K!
A
8
4th
5
10
H 9
2
S 7
3
5
7
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
5 3
S Q J 9 2
H A 7 5 4
D 9 3 2
C 5 2
TableS A 8 7 6
H 2
D Q 10 8 5
C 9 7 6 3
Bidding
Play
Defense
 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Deceptive play
Continue proper card
Duck to keep control
S 10 5
H K Q J 10 9
D J 4
C A Q J 10
4 H by South10 top tricksConcede high trumpdown 1 -100


West

1 C
2 S
North

1 H
Pass
East

1 S
4 S
South
Pass
Pass
AP
Board 3
E-W Vul
S 4
H A Q 7 6 5
D Q J 10 5
C J 10 9
Trick
1 S
2 N
3 W
4 E
5 E
6 W
7 N
8 N
Lead
H 10
C J!
S 3
S K
S 6
H 4!
C 10
C 9
2nd
J
2
4
2
9
A!
6
Q
3rd
Q
5
A
8
10
8
4
K
4th
2
A
5
H 5
D 5
3
3
7
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
4 2
4 3
4 4
S J 10 8 3
H K J 9 4
D A 6
C A 7 3
TableS A K Q 7 6
H 8 2
D K 9 3
C Q 6 2
Bidding
Play
Defense
 
Cope with overcall
Try to steal a trick
Postpone try for ruff
Shift to correct suit
S 9 5 2
H 10 3
D 8 7 4 2
C K 8 5 4
4 S by East8 top tricksWin the restdown 1 +100


West
1 H
Pass
North
1 S
3 S
East
Pass
AP
South
2 S
Board 4
Both Vul
S A K J 10 8
H K 7 2
D 7 2
C K J 3
Trick
1 E
2 N
3 N
4 W
5 S
6 W
7 W
Lead
H 4
S A
D 2
H Q
C 2
H J
H 10
2nd
3
4
10
2
A!
7
S J
3rd
9
3
K
C 6!
3
C 9
C Q!
4th
K
2
A
A
8
5
8
W L
1 0
2 0
2 1
3 1
3 2
3 3
4 3
S 2
H Q J 10 9 6
D A J 3
C A 10 5 4
TableS Q 9 5 4
H 4
D 10 9 8 6
C Q 9 8 6
Bidding
Defense
 
Resp to suit overcall
Don’t ruff a loser
Do not overruff
S 7 6 3
H A 8 5 3
D K Q 5 4
C 7 2
3 S by North6 top tricksLose 2 trump tricksdown 1 -100


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