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Suit Establishment


West

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

Defense 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Communication/entries
Ruffing finesse
Leading trumps
S K J 5 4
H 5
D Q 9 8 4
C Q 9 7 3
4 H by East8 top tricksWin the restmade 4 -420


West

Pass
Pass
AP
North

1 H
3 H
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
South
1 D
1 NT
4 H
Board 2
N-S Vul
S K 7 5 4
H A K Q J 3
D 2
C J 4 3
Trick
1 E
2 N
3 W
4 S
5 W
6 N
7 N
8 S
9 N
10 N
11 S
Lead
S Q
D 2!
S 6
D 4
H 10
H K
S 7
D 5
H Q
C 3
D 6
2nd
8!
3
4
Q
A
7
10
9
8
6
10
3rd
2
K
3
S 5!
6
4
H 5
H J
C 5
A
H 3
4th
K
A
A
7
2
9
9
J
C 2
7
C 8
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
8 2
9 2
S 9 6 2
H 10 9
D A Q 10 9
C Q 9 7 2
TableS Q J 10 3
H 8 7 6
D J 7 3
C 10 8 6
Bidding
Play
 
Stayman convention
Set up dummy’s suit
Postpone ruff
S A 8
H 5 4 2
D K 8 6 5 4
C A K 5
4 H by North9 top tricksDummy is goodmade 5 +650


West

Pass
Pass
North

2 C
3 NT
East

Pass
AP
South
1 D
2 NT
Board 3
E-W Vul
S A 10 4
H J 3
D A 4 2
C K 7 6 3 2
Trick
1 W
2 N
3 E
4 S
5 N
6 W
7 S
8 N
9 W
Lead
H 5
C 2!
H 10
C 5
C 3
H 9
D 3
C 6
H Q
2nd
J!
10
A
J
S 2
D 2
6
D 9
S 4
3rd
2
4
8
K
H 7
6
A
D 7
S 8
4th
4
8
3
9
Q
K
5
A
S 3
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
3 1
3 2
4 2
5 2
5 3
5 4
S J 7 6
H Q 9 8 5
D J 6
C A Q J 8
TableS Q 9 8 2
H 10 6 2
D Q 10 9 5
C 10 9
Bidding
Play
 
Rebid after 2-over-1
Play to trick one
Duck to retain entry
S K 5 3
H A K 7 4
D K 8 7 3
C 5 4
3 NT by South6 top tricksWin the restmade 3 +400


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

Play

Defense 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Slam decision
Set up dummy’s suit
Use trumps as entries
Choose lead vs slam
S A 7 6 3 2
H
D K J 10 2
C J 10 7 2
6 H by West7 top tricksWin 2 more tricksmade 6 -1430


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