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Defensive Trump Tactics VI


West

4 H
North
3 D
Pass
East
3 H
Pass
South
Pass
Pass
Board 1
None Vul
S 8 7 6
H 3
D A Q 10 9 7 5 4
C 6 4
Trick
1 S
2 N
3 N
4 E
5 E
6 W
Lead
D K
D Q
D 10
H A
S 3
H 6
2nd
3
8
H J
2
2
D 4
3rd
A!
C 2!
C 5!
5
Q
4th
2
6
J
3
6
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
2 2
3 2
S A Q J
H 7 6 5
D J 6 3
C K J 9 3
TableS 10 9 3
H A K J 10 8
D 8 2
C A 10 7
Bidding
Defense
 
Combat preempt
Overtaking play
Do not overruff
S K 5 4 2
H Q 9 4 2
D K
C Q 8 5 2
4 H by East7 top tricksLose 2 trump tricksdown 1 +50


West

Pass
Pass
Pass
North

1 H
2 C1
4 H
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
AP
South
1 D
1 NT
2 H
Board 2
N-S Vul
S 6 5 4
H K J 10 9 7
D Q 8 2
C A K
Trick
1 E
2 W
3 W
4 S
5 N
6 W
7 W
Lead
S 10
H 3!
S 5
H 5
H 6!
H J
H 10
2nd
J
7
2
9
Q
S 8
D 5
3rd
Q
2!
K
A
S 3
C 3
C 4
4th
4
4
A
8
K
S 7
C 8!
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
2 2
2 3
2 4
2 5
S A Q 7 3
H 5 3
D 10 6 4 3
C Q J 8
TableS 10 9 8 2
H A 6 2
D J 5
C 10 9 6 2
Note 1
Bidding
Play
Defense
 
new minor forcing
Opener’s third bid
Pseudo squeeze
Shift to trumps
When to win trump ace
S K J
H Q 8 4
D A K 9 7
C 7 5 4 3
4 H by North9 top tricksLose 1 more trickdown 1 -100


West

Pass
Pass
North

2 C
4 S
East

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

Play
Defense
 
Rebid by opener
Rebid by responder
Lead toward honor
Place high cards
Trump promotion
S K J 9 7 6 4
H A 4
D J 2
C A 5 4
4 S by South11 top tricksWin the restdown 1 -50


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

Defense
 
Cope with overcall
Rebid by opener
Read suit layout
When to win trump ace
S A 5 4 3
H 7 6 2
D A K Q 7 6
C 2
4 S by West10 top tricksConcede high trumpdown 1 +100


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