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Combining Your Chances II


West

Pass
AP
North
1 S
2 S
East
Pass
Pass
South
2 C
4 S
Board 1
None Vul
S A Q 10 9 7 3
H 6
D A 9
C J 8 3 2
Trick
1 E
2 N
3 W
4 N
5 S
6 E
7 N
8 S
9 S
10 N
11 S
Lead
S 5
H 6
D 4
S 3
H 9
D K
C 2
C K
H J
S 10
H 10
2nd
8
5
A
6
2
7
7
D 3
K
H 8
4
3rd
2
7!
J
K
D 9!
2
A
3
S Q
J
C 8
4th
9
Q
6
4
A
S 7
6
9
3
D 5
D 10
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
3 1
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
8 2
9 2
S 4 2
H K Q 4 2
D Q 8 5 4 3 2
C 6
TableS 6 5
H A 8 5 3
D K J 10
C Q 10 9 7
Bidding
Play
 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Combine chances
Loser-on-loser play
S K J 8
H J 10 9 7
D 7 6
C A K 5 4
4 S by North9 top tricksLose 1 more trickmade 4 +420


West

1 NT
3 D
3 NT
North

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

Play
 
Rebid after 1 NT resp
Strength-showing bid
Create extra entry
Combine chances
S 9 7 4 2
H Q 9 7 2
D 9
C K J 8 7
3 NT by West6 top tricksCash 1 more winnermade 3 -400


West

Pass
Pass
North

1 H
3 NT
East

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

Defense
 
Combine chances
Avoidance finesse
Overtaking play
Keep correct stopper
S A Q 6
H 7 5 3
D A 8 5
C A 5 4 3
3 NT by South7 top tricksLose 1 more trickmade 3 +400


West
1 D
2 NT
3 H
5 H
North
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
East
1 H
3 C1
4 NT
6 H
South
Pass
Pass
Pass
AP
Board 4
Both Vul
S Q 10 9 7 6 3
H 9 6 5
D J 4
C Q J
Trick
1 S
2 E
3 W
4 E
5 E
6 W
7 E
8 N
9 W
10 W
11 E
12 E
Lead
C 3
H 7
H 2
H A
D 2
S 5!
S 2
S 3
D A
D 3
H 10!
C 4
2nd
5
3
6
C 2
6
10
8
D 7
J
S 6
C 7
9
3rd
Q
K
Q
J
K
K
J
C 6
10
H 8
D 5
K!
4th
A
5
4
9
4
4
Q
A
8
9
S 7
J
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
6 1
7 1
8 1
9 1
10 1
11 1
S A J 5
H K J 2
D A K 5 3
C K 10 5
TableS K 2
H A Q 10 8 7
D 10 7 2
C A 8 4
Note 1
Bidding
Play
 
new minor forcing
Opener’s third bid
Combine chances
Show-up finesse
S 8 4
H 4 3
D Q 9 8 6
C 9 7 6 3 2
6 H by East11 top tricksWin the last trickmade 6 -1430


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