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Defensive Trump Tactics V


West

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

Defense
 
Michaels cue-bid
Competitive auction
Cash out play
Uppercut
S K J 10 9 4
H A 10 8 6 4
D Q 6
C 4
3 H by North4 top tricksLose 2 more tricksdown 1 -50


West

3 C
North

Pass
East
1 C
Pass
South
1 H
Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S J 10 9 8 3
H 10 4
D J 9 8 4
C J 4
Trick
1 S
2 S
3 S
4 S
5 S
Lead
H K
H A
H Q
D A
H 3!
2nd
2
5
9
2
S 4
3rd
10
4
S 3
4
C J!
4th
6
7
J
3
C K
W L
0 1
0 2
0 3
0 4
1 4
S 5 4
H 9 5 2
D K Q 2
C A Q 5 3 2
TableS A K Q 2
H J 7 6
D 10 7 3
C K 9 7
Bidding
Defense 
Limit raise
Uppercut
S 7 6
H A K Q 8 3
D A 6 5
C 10 8 6
3 C by East8 top tricksLose 1 trump trickdown 1 +50


West

Pass
Pass
North

2 NT
4 H
East

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

Play
Defense
 
Resp to weak two-bid
Showing a feature
Combine chances
Overtaking play
Shift to trumps
S A 6
H K Q 9 7 6 3
D 6 5
C 8 7 3
4 H by South9 top tricksLose 1 more trickdown 1 -50


West
2 S
3 S
North
Pass
Pass
East
2 NT
Pass
South
Pass
Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S K 8 4 3
H Q 10 7
D 9 2
C A K 8 4
Trick
1 N
2 N
3 W
4 E
5 E
6 N
7 S
8 W
9 W
10 W
11 S
Lead
C K
C A
H 4
S Q
S 7
C 4
C 9
S A
S J
D J
C 5
2nd
2
6
7
2
D 3
7
S 10
4
8
2
D 7
3rd
10
3
A
6
9
Q
8
H 3
H 8
6
D 9
4th
J
S 5
6
3!
K!
H 5!
H 2
D 4
D 5
A
D Q
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
3 2
3 3
4 3
5 3
6 3
6 4
6 5
S A J 10 9 6 5
H 9 5 4
D J 10 7
C J
TableS Q 7
H A K 8 3 2
D K Q 6
C 7 6 2
Bidding
Play
Defense
 
Resp to weak two-bid
Avoid tap; shed loser
Make declarer ruff
Hold up trump winner
S 2
H J 6
D A 8 5 4 3
C Q 10 9 5 3
3 S by West7 top tricksWin the restdown 1 +100


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