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Combining Your Chances


West

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

Play 
Negative double
Cue-bid general force
Combine chances
S 9 6 2
H A J 5 2
D J 10 9 4
C Q 2
5 C by North10 top tricksWin the restmade 5 +400


West

4 H
North

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

Defense
 
Resp to weak two-bid
Combine chances
Ducking play
Finesse against dummy
Attack dummy’s entry
S A 10 6
H Q 10 7
D J 9 4 2
C 5 4 3
4 H by East9 top tricksClaim the restmade 4 -420


West

2 NT
North

Pass
East

3 NT
South
Pass
AP
Board 3
E-W Vul
S A 8 3
H J 10 9 5
D 5 3
C J 10 8 7
Trick
1 N
2 W
3 W
4 W
5 E
6 N
7 W
8 E
Lead
H J
C A
C K
D 2!
S 2!
H 9
D J
S 5
2nd
4
8
7
3
6
6
5
9
3rd
8
2
3
A
J
2
K!
10
4th
A
6
S 4
4
A
K
8
3
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
S K J 10
H A K
D J 10 9 2
C A K Q 4
TableS 7 5 2
H 6 4
D A K 7 6
C 9 5 3 2
Bidding
Play 
Opening 2 NT & response
Combine chances
S Q 9 6 4
H Q 8 7 3 2
D Q 8 4
C 6
3 NT by West7 top tricksCash 2 more winnersmade 3 -600


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

Play
 
Control-showing bid
Blackwood convention
Combine chances
Ruff winner for entry
S K 4
H
D A K J 10 9 6
C A J 8 6 3
6 D by South10 top tricksClaim the restmade 6 +1370


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