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Defensive Trump Tactics II


West

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

Play
Defense
 
Cope with overcall
Competitive auction
Avert overruff
Overtaking play
Do not overruff
S 7 5 4 3
H K 7 3 2
D K Q 10
C 10 5
3 C by North8 top tricksLose 1 more trickdown 1 -50


West

1 H
3 H
North

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

Defense
 
Cope with overcall
Rebid by responder
Place high cards
Uppercut
S 10 9 5
H Q 3
D 9 6 2
C 7 6 5 4 3
4 H by West11 top tricksLose 1 more trickdown 1 +50


West

2 D
AP
North

4 H
East

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

Play
Defense
 
Weak jump raise
Penalty double
Timing the play
When to win trump ace
Trump promotion
S A 9 4 3
H K Q 10 7 3
D A 4
C K 6
4 S× by East7 top tricksWin the restdown 1 +200


West
Pass
Pass
Pass
AP
North
1 C
1 S
2 H
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
South
1 H
2 D1
4 H
Board 4
Both Vul
S A J 9 2
H K Q 9
D 7 4 2
C K 8 3
Trick
1 W
2 S
3 N
4 S
5 N
6 W
7 E
8 N
Lead
D J
H 3
D 4
H 4
D 7
D 10
S 3!
S 2
2nd
2
J
C 2!
D 8
C 6!
H 9
7
10
3rd
K
Q
Q
K
5
H 10
Q
H 5
4th
A
2
3
8
9
6
A
5
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
4 1
4 2
5 2
6 2
S Q 8 6 5
H J
D J 10 9 8 3
C Q 10 5
TableS K 10 4 3
H 10 8 2
D K
C A 9 7 6 2
Note 1
Bidding
Defense
 
fourth suit forcing
Opener’s third bid
Don’t ruff a loser
Shift to correct suit
S 7
H A 7 6 5 4 3
D A Q 6 5
C J 4
4 H by South9 top tricksLose 2 more tricksdown 1 -100


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