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Defensive Trump Tactics III


West

2 NT
North
2 H
Pass
East
2 S
4 S
South
Pass
AP
Board 1
None Vul
S Q
H A K J 8 6 4
D 10 8 5 3
C 6 2
Trick
1 S
2 N
3 N
4 E
5 E
6 E
7 S
Lead
H 10
H A
H K
S A
S K
S 9
C K!
2nd
5
9
S 10
2
6
J
9
3rd
J
3
D 7!
3
4
C 3
6
4th
2
7
Q
Q
H 4
C 2
A
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
2 2
3 2
3 3
4 3
S 4 3
H Q 7 5
D A Q 6 4
C J 10 9 3
TableS A K 10 9 7 5
H 9 2
D K J 2
C A 4
Bidding
Defense
 
Combat weak two-bid
Do not overruff
Trump promotion
S J 8 6 2
H 10 3
D 9 7
C K Q 8 7 5
4 S by East10 top tricksLose 2 more tricksdown 2 +100


West

Pass
North

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

Defense
 
Combat preempt
Avert overruff
Shun finesse
Do not overruff
Trump promotion
S Q J 10 8 6 4
H 5 4
D A K J
C A 5
4 S by South11 top tricksLose 1 more trickdown 1 -100


West

Pass
1 S
4 S
North

Pass
Pass
AP
East

Dbl
3 S
South
1 H
Pass
Pass
Board 3
E-W Vul
S J 3
H 9 8 2
D 10 9 8 5
C J 10 8 3
Trick
1 N
2 S
3 S
4 W
5 S
Lead
H 2
H A
H 10!
S 5
H 7!
2nd
3
J
S 4
3
C 4
3rd
K
8
9
Q
S J!
4th
4
Q
D 6
A
S K
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
1 3
2 3
S 9 8 6 5 4
H J 4
D K 2
C K 9 5 4
TableS K Q 7 2
H Q 3
D A Q J 7 6
C A Q
Bidding
Play
Defense 
Balancing double
Lead toward honor
Uppercut
S A 10
H A K 10 7 6 5
D 4 3
C 7 6 2
4 S by West10 top tricksConcede high trumpdown 1 +100


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

Defense
 
Rebid after 1 NT resp
Competitive auction
Read partner’s lead
Timing the defense
S A Q 9 2
H K 6 5
D A 10 8 6
C A 5
3 S by North7 top tricksLose 3 more tricksdown 1 -100


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