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Combining Your Chances III


West

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

Play


 
Cue-bid general force
Choose best game
Combine chances
Placing enemy cards
South succeeds if West
has C A or D K
S Q 8 7
H A 10 9 4 3
D 5 4 3
C J 10
3 NT by South7 top tricksCash 4 more winnersmade 3 +400


West

2 C
3 NT
North

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


 
Stayman convention
Avoidance finesse
Watch spot cards
Finesse club early while
South is safe
S Q 10 7 4 3
H 9 2
D J 6
C K Q 6 5
3 NT by East8 top tricksWin the restmade 4 -430


West

Pass
North

4 H
East

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

Play



 
Third seat strategy
Choose weak opening
Avoidance finesse
Create extra entry
North succeeds if West
has D J
D Q or S A
S 6 5 2
H A 10 5
D A 4 3 2
C 6 3 2
4 H by North9 top tricksLose 1 more trickmade 4 +420


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

Play


 
Stayman convention
Gerber convention
Combine chances
Use trumps as entries
Try to ruff out C K
before spade finesse
S K 5 2
H 2
D K 9 8 6
C 10 9 7 5 3
6 H by West9 top tricksClaim the restmade 6 -1430


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