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Trick One Tips


West

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

Play

Defense 
Rebid after 1 NT resp
Simple preference bid
Play to trick one
Loser-on-loser play
Shift to trumps
S Q J
H K 10 9 3
D 6 5 4 3 2
C J 6
4 S by North7 top tricksLose 1 more trickmade 4 +420


West

2 NT
3 D
4 H
North

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

Play

Defense 
Strength-showing bid
Control-showing bid
Read enemy lead
Finessing technique
Choose lead vs slam
S Q 10 9 6
H K J 9 7 3
D 7 5 4
C 10
6 D by East10 top tricksClaim the restmade 7 -940


West

2 S
AP
North

3 H
East

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

Play
 
Weak jump overcall
Cope with overcall
Holdup play
Ruffing finesse
S A 9 2
H A K 9 6 5
D 7 5 2
C A 2
4 H by South8 top tricksWin the restmade 4 +420


West
1 NT
3 NT
North
Pass
Pass
East
2 NT
Pass
South
Pass
Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S A K 9 4 2
H 10 9 5 2
D 10 9
C J 8
Trick
1 N
2 E
3 N
4 N
5 N
6 N
7 W
8 W
9 W
Lead
S 4
S 10!
S A
S 9
S 2
D 10
H A
H Q
H J
2nd
Q!
J
D 2
D 3
C 4
4
2
5
9
3rd
7
6
5
H 3
C 2
8
7
8
K
4th
3
K
8
C 3
D 6
K
4
6
?
W L
1 0
1 1
1 2
1 3
1 4
2 4
3 4
4 4
S 8 6 3
H A Q J
D A K 7 6
C K 7 3
TableS Q 10
H K 8 7
D 5 4 3 2
C A 9 5 4
Bidding
Play
 
Opening 2 NT & response
Play to trick one
Unusual squeeze
S J 7 5
H 6 4 3
D Q J 8
C Q 10 6 2
3 NT by West7 top tricksSouth is squeezedmade 3 -600


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